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"The Most Reverend
George Montaigne
"Archbishop of York
George Montaigne during his time as Bishop of London.
Installed July 1628
Term ended October 1628
Predecessor "Tobias Matthew
Successor "Samuel Harsnett
Personal details
Denomination "Church of England

George Montaigne (Mountain) (1569–1628) was an English bishop.


He graduated B.A. from "Queens' College, Cambridge in 1590, and M.A. in 1593.[1] In 1597 he was chaplain to "Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, on his expedition against "Cadiz. He became rector of "Great Cressingham in 1602. He was "Gresham College Professor of Divinity in 1607, and in 1608 "Master of the Savoy and chaplain to "James I of England.[2]

He was "Dean of Westminster in 1610. He was then "Bishop of Lincoln in 1617, "Bishop of London in 1621, and "Bishop of Durham in 1627. He was "Archbishop of York from July to October 1628.[2] He was one of the "Arminian group of bishops who arose in opposition to the general "Calvinism that prevailed in the Church of England in the early seventeenth century. One manifestation of his views were prosecutions in his London diocese for the disrespectful wearing of hats in services.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Montaigne, George (MNTN586G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ a b Dictionary of National Biography, article Mountiagne, George
  3. ^ Thomas N. Corns, A Companion to Milton (2003), p. 115.
Academic offices
Preceded by
"William Dakins
"Gresham Professor of Divinity
Succeeded by
"William Osbaldeston
"Church of England titles
Preceded by
"Richard Neile
"Bishop of Lincoln
Succeeded by
"John Williams
Preceded by
"John King
"Bishop of London
Succeeded by
"William Laud
Preceded by
"Richard Neile
"Prince-Bishop of Durham
Succeeded by
"John Howson
Preceded by
"Tobias Matthew
"Archbishop of York
Succeeded by
"Samuel Harsnett

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