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Harvard, John

Born: 1607 AD
Died: 1638 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Administrator, Founder

1607 – Harvard was born on November 26th in Southwark, Surrey, across the Thames from the City of London. The original benefactor of Harvard University.

1625 – Harvard was the fourth of nine children, but after his father, a stepsister, and two brothers died of the plague, only his mother and one brother, Thomas, remained of his immediate family.

1627 – With the money that became available to him, he resumed his education in December, when he entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he paid his own way.

1631 – Received his B.A. and M.A. from Emmanuel College, Cambridge University.

1636 – Married to Ann Sandler of Ringmer, Sussex.

1637 – Harvard arrived and migrated in Massachusetts.

1638 – Died from tuberculosis on September 14th in Boston, Massachusetts.

         – Half his estate of £1,600 was left to fund Harvard College.