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Perowne, John James Stewart

PEROWNE, JOHN JAMES STEWART (1823-1904), English bishop, was born, of Huguenot ancestry, at Burdwan, Bengal, on the 13th of March 1823. He was educated at Norwich and at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, bcoming a fellow in 1849. After holding a chair in King's College, London, he was appointed vice-principal at St David's College, Lampeter (1862-1872). In 1868 he was Hulsean lecturer, taking as his subject Immortality. He was elected canon of Llandaff in 1869, dean of Peterborough 1878, and in 1891 succeeded Henry Philpott as bishop of Worcester. Perowne was a good Hebrew scholar of the old type and sat on the Old Testament Revision Committee. He is best remembered as the general editor of the Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges. His chief works were a Commentary on the Book of Psalms (2 vols., 1864-1868) and a life of Bishop Thirlwall (1877-1878). He resigned his see in 1901, and died on the 6th of November 1904.

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

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