Dodington, Bartholomew (DNB00)

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DODINGTON, BARTHOLOMEW (1536–1595), Greek scholar, born in Middlesex in 1536, was admitted a scholar of St. John's College, Cambridge, on the Lady Margaret's foundation, 11 Nov. 1547, and proceeded B.A. in 1551–2. On 8 April 1552 he was admitted a fellow of his college on the foundation of the Lady Margaret. In 1555 he commenced M.A., subscribing the Roman catholic articles then imposed on all graduates. He was convened in February 1556–1557 before Cardinal Pole's delegates for the visitation of the university. On 18 Nov. 1558 he was elected one of the senior fellows of his college, and he served the office of proctor for the academical year commencing 10 Oct. 1559. In or about 1560 he was appointed a fellow of Trinity College. He was elected in 1562 to the regius professorship of Greek, which he appears to have resigned in 1585. At one period he held the office of auditor of the imprest. He died on 22 Aug. 1595, and was buried in the north transept of Westminster Abbey.

Dodington, who was a profound Greek scholar, wrote: 1. ‘Gratulatio in adventum clarissimi Domini Roberti Dudlei facta a cœtu studiosorum Collegii Trinitatis, 1564,’ in Nichols's ‘Progresses of Queen Elizabeth,’ iii. 49. 2. ‘Greek and Latin Orations on the Queen's visit to Trinity College,’ 1564, in the same vol., pp. 83–6. 3. ‘Epistola de vita et obitu clarissimi viri medici et philosophiæ præstantissimi D. Nicholai Carri,’ printed with Carr's ‘Demosthenes,’ 1571. 4. Greek verses on the death of Anne, countess of Oxford, 1588, in Lansdowne MS. 104, art. 78. 5 Greek verses prefixed to Carr's ‘Demosthenes,’ Camden's ‘Britannia,’ and other works.

[Addit. MSS. 5832, p. 97, 5867, p. 31; Baker's St. John's (Mayor), i. 286, 325; Cooper's Athenæ Cantab. ii. 183, 547; Harl. MS. 6350, art. 8; Keepe's Monumenta Westmon. p. 174; Le Neve's Fasti (Hardy), iii. 618, 660; Monk's Memoir of Duport, p. 15; Notes and Queries, 1st ser. ii. 196; Calendar of State Papers (Dom.), 1547–80, pp. 187, 248, 292, 599, 1581–90, p. 613; Tanner's Bibliotheca Britannica; Wood's Fasti Oxon. (Bliss), i. 209.]

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