William Dillingham (academic)

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William Dillingham, D.D. (c. 1617–1689) was an English academic in the 17th century, known as a Neo-Latin poet.[1][2]

Dillingham was born in Barnwell, Northamptonshire and educated at Oundle School. He entered Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1636 and graduated B.A in 1640 and M.A. in 1643.[3] He was Fellow from 1642 until 1653, and Master from1653 to 1662.[4] He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1659 to 1660.[5] He was Rector of Odell, Bedfordshire from 1762 until his death in 1689.[6]


  1. ^ "A History of Emmanuel College, Cambridge" Sarah Bendall,S; Brooke,C; Collinson, P: Woodbridge, Boydell, 2000 ISBN 0851153933
  2. ^ Kelliher, W. H. "Dillingham, William". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/7651.(Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  3. ^ Alumni Cantabrigienses
  4. ^ Emmanuel College, Cambridge web-site
  5. ^ University web-site
  6. ^ CCEd