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Colet, John

Born: 1467 AD
Died: 1519 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Educators, Priests

1467 – John Colet was born in London. Colet was an English priest and scholar and an educational pioneer.

1497 – Colet studied at Oxford University and was ordained deacon, and priest shortly afterwards.

1498 – He traveled in France and Italy and then returned to teach at Oxford.

1505 – Colet became dean of St Paul’s, a position he held until his death.

1509 – Colet inherited a great fortune from his father which he used to endow a school, St Paul’s was re-founded.

1512 – He was accused of heresy by the bishop of London.

1519 – Died on September 10th.English theologian