COLET, John


COLET, John
(1467-1519)
   English theologian and classical scholar whose CHRISTIAN HUMANISM had a profound effect on the English REFORMATION.

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  • Colet, John — • Dean of St. Paul s Cathedral and founder of St. Paul s School, London; b. in London, 1467; d. there 18 Sept., 1519 Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Colet, John     Jo …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Colet, John — born 1466/67, London, Eng. died Sept. 16, 1519, Sheen, Surrey British theologian. He studied mathematics and philosophy at Oxford and extended his studies abroad. Returning to England, he became ordained, sometime before 1499. He was appointed… …   Universalium

  • COLET, John — (c. 1467 1519) An English educator, clergyman, and humanist, John Colet founded St. Paul s School, London. The son of Sir Henry Colet, a merchant twice lord mayor of London, Colet matriculated at Oxford around 1483 and went to France and Italy to …   Renaissance and Reformation 1500-1620: A Biographical Dictionary

  • Colet, John — (1467 1519)    English humanist and reformminded clergyman. He was an outspoken (but strictly Catholic) critic of the worldliness and neglect of duty typical of many English clergymen. Born the son of a rich London merchant, Colet studied at… …   Historical Dictionary of Renaissance

  • Colet, John — (c. 1466–1519)    Theologian.    Colet was the son of a Lord Mayor of London and was educated at the University of Oxford. He gave a famous series of lectures on St paul’s epistles in which he advocated a return to the simplicity and discipline… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Colet,John — Col·et (kŏlʹət), John. 1467? 1519. English scholar and theologian who founded Saint Paul s School in London (1509) to promote classical as well as scriptural learning. * * * …   Universalium

  • Colet, John — (1466/67, Londres, Inglaterra–16 sep. 1519, Sheen, Surrey). Teólogo británico. Estudió matemática y filosofía en Oxford, y prosiguió sus estudios en el extranjero. Al regresar a Inglaterra, se ordenó sacerdote en fecha incierta antes de 1499. Fue …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • COLET, JOHN —    dean of St. Paul s, a patron of learning, a friend and scholar of Erasmus, a liberal and much persecuted man; far in advance of his time; founded and endowed St. Paul s School; wrote a number of works, chiefly theological, and Letters to… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Colet, John — (1467 1519)    Scholar and theologian, was b. in London, the s. of a wealthy citizen, who was twice Lord Mayor. The only survivor of a family of 22, he went to Oxf. and Paris, and thence to Italy, where he learned Greek. He entered the Church,… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • John Colet — Portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger. Full name John Colet Born January 1467 London, England Died …   Wikipedia

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