John Warner (physician)

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John Warner (died 1565) was an English academic, cleric, and physician. He was the first Regius Professor of Physic at the University of Oxford,[1] as well as the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford and the Dean of Winchester.[2]

Warner was born in Great Stanmore, Middlesex, England, and studied at the University of Oxford, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in 1520, an Master of Arts in 1525, a Bachelor of Medicine in 1529, and a Doctor of Medicine in 1535.[2] Following his BA, he was elected fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and on 26 May 1536 was elected Warden of All Souls College.[2] Henry VIII appointed him as the inaugural Regius Professor of Physic in 1540.[2] He retired in 1554 from this professorship, and became Vice-Chancellor of the university.[2] He became a fellow of the College of Physicians on 17 October 1561.[2]

Warner was also ordained and served in various parishes as rector, prebend, Archdeacon of Cleveland,[3] canon, and royal chaplain, and was nominated as Dean of Winchester on 15 October 1559.[2]


  1. ^ "Regius Professors of Medicine at the University". Oxford Medical Men, Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Carlyle, E. I. (2004). "Warner, John". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/28757. Retrieved 2010-06-01. 
  3. ^ Munk's Roll
Academic offices
Preceded by
Richard Marshall
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Richard Smyth
Preceded by
William Tresham
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
Francis Babbington