John Duport

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John Duport (died 1617) was an English scholar and translator.

Dr John Duport was born in Shepshed in Leicestershire. He was educated at Jesus College, Cambridge, where he became a Fellow in 1674.[1] In 1583 he became rector of Fulham, and in 1585 precentor of St Paul's Cathedral. In 1590 he was appointed Master of Jesus College.[1] He served as Director of the "Second Cambridge Company" charged by James I of England with translating parts the Apocrypha for the King James Version of the Bible.[2] In 1609 he added the prebendary of Ely to his income.

Duport married Rachel Cox, daughter of Richard Cox, Bishop of Ely.[1] Their son, James Duport, a child when John Duport died, also became a scholar, and Master of Magdalene College.[2]


  1. ^ a b c "Duport, John (DPRT564J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ a b Adam Nicolson. (2003) God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible. New York: HarperCollins ISBN 0-06-095975-4
Academic offices
Preceded by
John Bell
Master of Jesus College, Cambridge
Succeeded by
Roger Andrewes