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|Bishop of Durham|
John Howson, engraving by Martin Droeshout
|Diocese||Diocese of Durham|
|In office||September 1628 (translated)–1632 (death)|
|Other posts||Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford (1602)
Bishop of Oxford (1619–1628)
Lord Lieutenant of Durham (1628–1632)
Farringdon Without, City of London, England
|Died||6 February 1632|
|Buried||St Paul's Cathedral|
|Spouse||Elizabeth Floyd (married 10 August 1601 at Black Bourton)|
|Children||at least one, Anne Farnaby|
|Education||St Paul's School, London|
|Alma mater||Christ Church, Oxford|
|Ordination history of John Howson|
|Date of consecration||9 May 1619|
John Howson (c. 1557 – 6 February 1632) was an English academic and bishop.
Conflicts in Oxford with Calvinist clergy led to his being accused in 1615 before the King of popery, by George Abbot, the Archbishop of Canterbury. He was able to convince the King that the charges were misplaced, and began to rise in the hierarchy, where he was an influence on the Arminian side. He was Bishop of Oxford from 1619, and Bishop of Durham from 1628.
He was buried in St Paul's Cathedral in London, but the grave and monument were destroyed in the Great Fire of London in 1666. His name appears on a modern monument in the crypt, listing important graves lost in the fire.
- "Howson, John (1557?-1632)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
- Anthony Milton, Catholic and Reformed: The Roman and Protestant Churches in English Protestant Thought, 1600-1640 (2002), p. 57.
- Kenneth Fincham, Nicholas Tyacke, Altars Restored: The Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547-c.1700 (2007), p. 125.
|Church of England titles|
|Bishop of Oxford
|Bishop of Durham
Title last held byRichard Neile
|Lord Lieutenant of Durham
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