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Monk, James Henry

MONK, JAMES HENRY (1784-1856), English divine and classical scholar, was born at Buntingford, Herts. He was educated at Charterhouse School and Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 1809 was elected professor of Greek in succession to Person. The establishment of the classical tripos was in great measure due to his efforts. In 1822 he was appointed dean of Peterborough; in 1830, bishop of Gloucester (with which the see of Bristol was amalgamated in 1836). He is best known as the author of a Life of Bentley (1830) and as the editor (with C. J. Blomfield) of Person's Adversaria (1812).

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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