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Benson, Edward White

Born: 1829 AD
Died: 1896 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Archbishops

1829 – Born on the 14th of July in Balsall Heath, Birmingham.

       – Educated at King Edward’s School in Birmingham and Trinity College, Cambridge.

1852 – He began his career as a schoolmaster at Rugby School.

1859 – He was chosen by Prince Albert as the first Master (headmaster) of Wellington College, Berkshire.

1872-1877 – Served as Chancellor of Lincoln Minster.

1877-1882 – Appointed as Bishop of Truro.

1882-1896 – Served as Archbishop of Canterbury.

1896 – Benson died on 11th of October from cardiovascular disease.

       – He is best remembered for devising the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols.