John North (Trinity)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

John North (4 September 1645, Westminster - April 1683, Cambridge) was the fifth of fourteen children of Sir Dudley North, 4th Baron North. He was professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge from 1672 to 1674, and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1677 to 1683.

John North was educated in Bury St Edmunds and entered Jesus College, Cambridge as a fellow-commoner in February 1660/1. He graduated BA in 1663/4, and (by Royal mandate) became a fellow of Jesus in 1664.[1] In 1672 he migrated to Trinity College, and was Regius Professor of Greek from 1672 to 1674. Made Clerk of the Closet in 1673, he was a prebend of Westminster from 1673 to 1683 and chaplain to the King from 1676 to 1683.[1] He was Master of Trinity from 1677 to 1683. He is buried in Trinity College Chapel.


  1. ^ a b "North, John (NRT660J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Isaac Barrow
Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
Succeeded by
John Montagu