William Branthwaite

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William Branthwaite D.D. (died 1620) was an English scholar and translator.

Branthwaite studied at Clare Hall, Cambridge and, in 1584 became a founding fellow of Emmanuel College under Laurence Chaderton. This position he retained until his subsequent selection as master. He was the first of eighteen members of his family to enter.[1] In 1607 he was appointed Master of Gonville and Caius by royal mandate.[1] He also served in the "Second Cambridge Company" charged by James I of England with translating the Apocrypha for the King James Version of the Bible. He died, whilst Vice-chancellor, February 15, 1619-20.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Biographical history of Gonville and Caius college, 1349-1897: Vol. I, p. 196, Venn, Roberts and Gross (Cambridge 1897).
Academic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Legge
Master of Gonville and Caius College
Succeeded by
John Gostlin