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John Frederick Denison Maurice


Clergyman and theologian. Chaplain of Guy’s Hospital, London, 1836–46. Professor of modern history and English literature, King’s College, London, 1840–6; of ecclesiastical history, 1846–53. Chaplain of Lincoln’s Inn, 1846–60. Perpetual curate of the chapel of St Peter’s, Vere Street, London, 1860–6. Knightbridge Professor of moral philosophy, Cambridge, 1866–72. Vicar of St Edward’s, Cambridge, 1870–2. Leader of the Christian socialist movement and founder of the London Working Men’s College.


Alum. Cantab., ODNB.


Alum. Cantab.: Alumni Cantabrigienses. A biographical list of all known students, graduates and holders of office at the University of Cambridge, from the earliest times to 1900. Compiled by John Venn and J. A. Venn. 10 vols. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1922–54.

ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.