List of Masters of Trinity College, Cambridge

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The following have served as Master of Trinity College, Cambridge
Trinity College, Cambridge
Trinity College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge. Trinity has more members than any other college in Cambridge or Oxford, with around 700 undergraduates, 430 graduates, and over 170 Fellows...

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|John Redman
John Redman (Trinity College)
Dr John Redman was a Tudor churchman and academic, the first Master of Trinity College, Cambridge .Redman studied at Oxford, Paris and Cambridge, where he gained his BA in 1526, his MA in 1530 and his DD in 1537. He became a fellow of St John's College in 1530, was Lady Margaret's Professor of...


|1546
|1551
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|William Bill
|1551
|1553
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|John Christopherson
John Christopherson
John Christopherson was Chaplain and confessor to Queen Mary I of England, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge , Dean of Norwich and Bishop of Chichester - all during the reign of Queen Mary ....


|1553
|1558
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|William Bill
|1558
|1561
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|Robert Beaumont
Robert Beaumont (Master of Trinity College)
Robert Beaumont was Master of Trinity College Cambridge from 1561 to 1567 and twice Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge . During this time, he commissioned Hans Eworth to copy the 1537 Hans Holbein portrait of King Henry VIII...


|1561
|1567
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|John Whitgift
John Whitgift
John Whitgift was the Archbishop of Canterbury from 1583 to his death. Noted for his hospitality, he was somewhat ostentatious in his habits, sometimes visiting Canterbury and other towns attended by a retinue of 800 horsemen...


|1567
|1577
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|John Still
John Still
John Still , bishop of Bath and Wells enjoyed considerable fame as a preacher and disputant. He was formerly reputed to be the author of the early English comedy drama Gammer Gurton's Needle .-Career:...


|1577
|1593
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|Thomas Nevile
Thomas Nevile
Thomas Nevile was an English clergyman and academic who was Dean of Peterborough and Dean of Canterbury , Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge , and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge ....


|1593
|1615
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|John Richardson
John Richardson (translator)
Doctor John Richardson was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1615 until his death.John Richardson matriculated as a sizar from Clare College, Cambridge in 1578...


|1615
|1625
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|Leonard Mawe
Leonard Mawe
Leonard Mawe was a Bishop of Bath and Wells and a Master of Peterhouse, Cambridge and Trinity College, Cambridge.-Life:...


|1625
|1629
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|Samuel Brooke
Samuel Brooke
Dr Samuel Brooke was a Gresham Professor of Divinity , a playwright, the chaplain of Trinity College, Cambridge and subsequently the Master of Trinity . He was known to be an Arminian and anti-Calvinist...


|1629
|1631
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|Thomas Comber
|1631
|1645
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|Thomas Hill
Thomas Hill (Cambridge)
Thomas Hill was an English Puritan divine. Born at Kington, Herefordshire, he took a B.A. in 1622 at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, an M.A. in 1626, a B.D. in 1633 and a D.D. in 1646....


|1645
|1653
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|John Arrowsmith
John Arrowsmith (scholar)
John Arrowsmith was an English theologian and academic.-Life:He was born near Gateshead and entered St John's College, Cambridge in 1616. In 1623 he entered the fellowship of St Catherine Hall, Cambridge....


|1653
|1659
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|John Wilkins
John Wilkins
John Wilkins FRS was an English clergyman, natural philosopher and author, as well as a founder of the Invisible College and one of the founders of the Royal Society, and Bishop of Chester from 1668 until his death....


|1659
|1660
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|Henry Ferne
Henry Ferne
-Life:Ferne was admitted to St Mary Hall, Oxford, in 1618, and to Trinity College, Cambridge in 1620. He graduated B.A. in 1623 and was elected fellow in 1624. He was awarded a D.D. at Cambridge in 1642...


|1660
|1662
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|John Pearson
|1662
|1672
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|Isaac Barrow
Isaac Barrow
Isaac Barrow was an English Christian theologian, and mathematician who is generally given credit for his early role in the development of infinitesimal calculus; in particular, for the discovery of the fundamental theorem of calculus. His work centered on the properties of the tangent; Barrow was...


|1672
|1677
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|John North
John North (Trinity)
John North 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...


|1677
|1683
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|John Montagu
John Montagu (Trinity)
John Montagu or Mountague was the fourth son of the renowned admiral, Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, killed at the Battle of Solebay...


|1683
|1699
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|Richard Bentley
Richard Bentley
Richard Bentley was an English classical scholar, critic, and theologian. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge....


|1700
|1742
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|Robert Smith
Robert Smith (mathematician)
Robert Smith was an English mathematician and music theorist.-Life:Smith was probably born at Lea near Gainsborough, the son of the rector of Gate Burton, Lincolnshire...


|1742
|1768
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|John Hinchcliffe
John Hinchcliffe
Bishop John Hinchliffe was an English churchman and college fellow. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge, 1768-88, Bishop of Peterborough, 1769-94, and Dean of Durham, 1788-94....


|1768
|1789
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|Thomas Postlethwaite
Thomas Postlethwaite
Thomas Postlethwaite was an English clergyman and Cambridge fellow, Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1789 to 1798....


|1789
|1798
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|William Lort Mansel
William Lort Mansel
Bishop William Lort Mansel was an English churchman and Cambridge fellow. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge from 1798 to his death in 1820, and also Bishop of Bristol from 1808 to 1820.William Lort Mansel was the son of William Wogan Mansel of Pembroke...


|1798
|1820
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|Christopher Wordsworth
Christopher Wordsworth (Trinity)
Christopher Wordsworth , was an English divine and scholar.Born in Cockermouth, Cumberland, he was the youngest brother of the poet William Wordsworth, and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he became a fellow in 1798.Twelve years later he received the degree of DD...


|1820
|1841
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|William Whewell
William Whewell
William Whewell was an English polymath, scientist, Anglican priest, philosopher, theologian, and historian of science. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.-Life and career:Whewell was born in Lancaster...


|1841
|1866
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|William Hepworth Thompson
William Hepworth Thompson
William Hepworth Thompson was an English classical scholar and Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.Thompson was born at York and was privately educated in Buckinghamshire before entering Trinity College, Cambridge in 1828. Graduating BA as 4th classic in 1832, he became a fellow of Trinity in 1834...


|1866
|1886
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|Henry Montagu Butler
Henry Montagu Butler
Henry Montagu Butler was an English academic.He was the son of a previous Headmaster of Harrow School, George Butler and his wife Sarah Maria née Gray. Educated at Harrow and Trinity College, Cambridge, he married Georgina Elliot in 1861...


|1886
|1918
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| Sir J. J. Thomson
J. J. Thomson
Sir Joseph John "J. J." Thomson, OM, FRS was a British physicist and Nobel laureate. He is credited for the discovery of the electron and of isotopes, and the invention of the mass spectrometer...


|1918
|1940
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|George Macaulay Trevelyan
G. M. Trevelyan
George Macaulay Trevelyan, OM, CBE, FRS, FBA , was a British historian. Trevelyan was the third son of Sir George Otto Trevelyan, 2nd Baronet, and great-nephew of Thomas Babington Macaulay, whose staunch liberal Whig principles he espoused in accessible works of literate narrative avoiding a...


|1940
|1951
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|The Lord Adrian
Edgar Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian
Edgar Douglas Adrian, 1st Baron Adrian OM PRS was a British electrophysiologist and recipient of the 1932 Nobel Prize for Physiology, won jointly with Sir Charles Sherrington for work on the function of neurons....


|1951
|1965
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|The Lord Butler of Saffron Walden
Rab Butler
Richard Austen Butler, Baron Butler of Saffron Walden, KG CH DL PC , who invariably signed his name R. A. Butler and was familiarly known as Rab, was a British Conservative politician...


|1965
|1978
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|Sir Alan Hodgkin
Alan Lloyd Hodgkin
Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin, OM, KBE, PRS was a British physiologist and biophysicist, who shared the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Huxley and John Eccles....


|1978
|1984
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|Sir Andrew Huxley
Andrew Huxley
Sir Andrew Fielding Huxley, OM, FRS is an English physiologist and biophysicist, who won the 1963 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his experimental and mathematical work with Sir Alan Lloyd Hodgkin on the basis of nerve action potentials, the electrical impulses that enable the activity...


|1984
|1990
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|Sir Michael Atiyah
Michael Atiyah
Sir Michael Francis Atiyah, OM, FRS, FRSE is a British mathematician working in geometry.Atiyah grew up in Sudan and Egypt but spent most of his academic life in the United Kingdom at Oxford and Cambridge, and in the United States at the Institute for Advanced Study...


|1990
|1997
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|Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen
Amartya Sen, CH is an Indian economist who was awarded the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his contributions to welfare economics and social choice theory, and for his interest in the problems of society's poorest members...


|1998
|2004
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|The Lord Rees of Ludlow
|2004
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