Charles Swainson

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Charles Anthony Swainson (1820–1887) was an English theologian, Principal of Chichester Theological College,[1] Norris–Hulse Professor of Divinity, and subsequently Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, Master of Christ's College, Cambridge and a canon of Chichester.[2][a] His published works deal mainly with the Eastern liturgies and the creeds.


He was the second son of Anthony Swainson of Liverpool, a merchant and brother of Charles Swainson of Preston.[3] He was educated at the Royal Institution of Liverpool's school, and matriculated at Trinity College, Cambridge in 1837, graduating B.A. in 1841, M.A. in 1844, and D.D. in 1864.[4]



  1. ^ He should not be confused with the Reverend Charles Swainson MA, Rector of Old Charlton and author of A handbook of weather folk-lore; being a collection of proverbial sayings in various languages relating to the weather (1873) and Provincial names and folk lore of British birds (1885).


  1. ^ "Access to Archives". The National Archives. Retrieved 12 August 2012.
  2. ^ "Swainson, Charles Anthony (SWN837CA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry. 1882. p. 1552.
  4. ^ "Swainson, Charles Anthony (SWN837CA)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.

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Academic offices
Preceded by Master of Christ's College, Cambridge
Succeeded by