Henry Browne (scholar)

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Henry Browne (1804–1875) was an English classical and biblical scholar.

Early years[edit]

Browne was the son of the Rev. Henry John Browne, rector of Crownthorpe, Norfolk. He was educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, where he was Bell Scholar in 1823. He graduated B.A. in 1826, and M.A. in 1830.[1]


From 1842 to 1847 he was principal of the theological college, Chichester. On 9 December 1842 he was collated to the prebendal stall of Waltham in Chichester Cathedral, and in 1843 he was appointed examining chaplain to the bishop of Chichester. In 1854 he was preferred to the parish of Pevensey in the same diocese. Here he remained till his death, 19 June 1875.


Besides editions and translations of the classics, Browne applied himself chiefly to the elucidation of sacred chronology. His published works are:


  1. ^ "Browne, Henry (BRWN822H)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Browne, Henry". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.