John Whitgift

John Whitgift (c. 1530 – 29 February 1604) was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1583 to his death. Noted for his hospitality, he was somewhat ostentatious in his habits, sometimes visiting Canterbury and other towns attended by a retinue of 800 horses. Whitgift's theological views were often controversial.


John Whitgift
Archbishop of Canterbury
ChurchChurch of England
DioceseCanterbury
InstalledAugust 1583
Term ended29 February 1604
PredecessorEdmund Grindal
SuccessorRichard Bancroft
Orders
Ordination1560
Consecration21 April 1577
by Edmund Grindal
Personal details
Bornc. 1530
Great Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England
Died29 February 1604 (aged 73/74)
Lambeth, London, England
BuriedCroydon, Surrey

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