Henry Gower

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Henry Gower (aka Henry de Gower) was a medieval canonist,[1] college Fellow, university Chancellor, and bishop.

Gower was a Fellow of Merton College, Oxford in England and Chancellor of the University of Oxford during 1322–24.[2] He was a Professor of Canon law.[3] He was briefly Archdeacon of St David's in Wales before becoming Bishop of St David's from 1328–47.

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  1. ^ Catto, J. I., ed. (1984). "Canon law before 1380". The History of the University of Oxford. Volume I: The Early Oxford Schools. Oxford University Press. p. 541. 
  2. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Appendix 5: Chancellors of the University". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 521–522. ISBN 0-333-39917-X. 
  3. ^ Wood, Anthony (1790). "Fasti Oxonienses". The History and Antiquities of the Colleges and Halls in the University of Oxford. Google Books. pp. 19–20. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
John Lutterell
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
William de Alburwyke
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
David Martyn
Bishop of St David's
Succeeded by
John of Thoresby