Robert Clavering

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The Right Reverend
Robert Clavering
Bishop of Peterborough
Bp Robert Clavering by Thomas Gibson.jpg
Diocese Diocese of Peterborough
In office 1729–1747
Predecessor White Kennett
Successor John Thomas
Other posts Bishop of Llandaff (1724–1728)
Personal details
Born 1676 (1676)
Died (1747-07-21)21 July 1747
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Spouse Mary Cook
Alma mater University of Edinburgh
Lincoln College, Oxford

Robert Clavering (1676 – 21 July 1747) was an English bishop and Hebraist.


He graduated B.A. from the University of Edinburgh, and then went to Lincoln College, Oxford. He was Fellow and tutor of University College, in 1701. In 1714 he was rector of Bocking, Essex. In 1715 he became Regius Professor of Hebrew and canon of Christ Church, Oxford.[1][2][3]

He became rector of Marsh Gibbon in 1719.[4] He was Bishop of Llandaff from 1724 to 1728, and then Bishop of Peterborough from 1729 to his death.[5]


At Oxford he published a translation of selections from the Mishneh Torah of Maimonides: "Yad," "Hilkot Talmud Torah" and "Teshubah" (1705).[6][7]


  1. ^ Mordechai Feingold, Oriental Studies, p. 467 in Trevor Henry Aston, Nicholas Tyacke (editors), The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV: Seventeenth-Century Oxford (1984).
  2. ^ Concise Dictionary of National Biography
  3. ^ "Canons of Christ Church: Sixth prebend | British History Online". Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  4. ^ "Parishes : Marsh Gibbon | British History Online". Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  5. ^ "Bishops of Peterborough". Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  6. ^ "CLAVERING, ROBERT -". Retrieved 21 June 2016.
  7. ^ "OXFORD -". Retrieved 21 June 2016.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Roger Altham
Regius Professor of Hebrew at Oxford
Succeeded by
Thomas Hunt
Church of England titles
Preceded by
John Tyler
Dean of Hereford
Succeeded by
John Harris
Preceded by
John Tyler
Bishop of Llandaff
Succeeded by
John Harris
Preceded by
White Kennett
Bishop of Peterborough
Succeeded by
John Thomas