Sumner, Archbishop of Canterbury Reverend John Bird
b. 1780-02-25
d. 1862-09-06
The Rev. John Bird Sumner was born at Kenilworth, England, on 25 February 1780. Educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, he received his BA in 1803, his MA in 1807, and his DD in 1828. Sumner was ordained in 1803; he rose in the clergy until he was appointed Archbishop of Canterbury in March 1848. He published numerous works of theology throughout his career. He died at Addington on 6 September 1862.
Dictionary of National Biography (London and New York: Oxford University Press, 1900-) 19, pp. 168-70.VI 40.1.
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