John Young (bishop of Rochester)
|Bishop of Rochester|
|Church||Church of England|
|Diocese||Diocese of Rochester|
|Term ended||1605 (death)|
|Other posts||Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge|
|Alma mater||University of Cambridge|
John Young (c. 1532 – 1605) was an English academic and bishop.
He was educated at Mercers' School in London, and graduated BA at the University of Cambridge in 1552. He became a Fellow of Pembroke Hall, Cambridge in 1553, and Master there in 1567. He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge in 1569.
He became Bishop of Rochester in 1578, employing Edmund Spenser as secretary for a short time early in his tenure. In The Shepheardes Calender Young appears as Roffy, which abbreviates Roffensis, alluding to his see.
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- Concise Dictionary of National Biography
- "Scholarly Resources / Biography | Spenser Online". english.cam.ac.uk. Archived from the original on 2012-01-02. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
- A. C. Hamilton, The Spenser Encyclopedia (1997), p. 535.
- Percy W. Long, Spenser and the Bishop of Rochester, PMLA, Vol. 31, No. 4 (1916), pp. 713–735.
- Alexander Corbin Judson (1935), A biographical sketch of John Young, bishop of Rochester, with emphasis on his relations with Edmund Spenser
| Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge
|Church of England titles|
| Bishop of Rochester