Waddington, George, Dd

Waddington, George, D.D.

an English divine, traveler, and historian, was born Sept. 7, 1793. He was educated at the Charter-house, London, and Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in 1815; and he was subsequently elected fellow of Trinity College. He devoted himself for a considerable period to Oriental travel, and was for some years vicar of Masham, Yorkshire. In 1840 he was installed dean of Durham, and in 1841 became first warden of the University of Durham. He was generous in his charities, and a strong supporter of liberal opinions. He died at Durham, July 20, 1869. His principal works are, Journal of a Visit to Some Parts of Ethiopia (1822): A Visit to Greece in 1823 and 1824 (1825): — The Present Condition and Prospects of the Greek or Oriental Church, etc. (1829): History of the Church from the Earliest Ages to the Reformation (1835): — History of the Reformation on the Continent (1841): — and Three Lectures on National Education (1845).

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