Benson, Edward White
Born: Jul 14, 1829 AD
Died: 1896 AD, at 67 years of age.
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.
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