George Montaigne (Mountain) (1569–1628) was an English bishop.
|Archbishop of York|
George Montaigne during his time as Bishop of London.
|Church||Church of England|
|Term ended||October 1628|
|Ordination||28 June 1593|
by Richard Howland
|Consecration||14 December 1617|
by George Abbot
Cawood, Yorkshire, England
Ordination history of
He graduated B.A. from Queens' College, Cambridge in 1590, and M.A. in 1593. 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.
He was Dean of Westminster in 1610. He was appointed Bishop of Lincoln in 1617 and was consecrated on December 14 of the same year by Archbishop George Abbot, and co-consecrated by the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Split Marco Antonio de Dominis. In 1621 he was appointed to be Bishop of London and Bishop of Durham in 1627. He was Archbishop of York from July to October 1628. 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.
- The Apostolic Succession and the Catholic Episcopate in the Christian Episcopal p. 181 (Google Books)
- "Montaigne, George (MNTN586G)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
- Dictionary of National Biography, article Mountiagne, George
- Thomas N. Corns, A Companion to Milton (2003), p. 115.
| Gresham Professor of Divinity
|Church of England titles|
| Bishop of Lincoln
| Bishop of London
| Prince-Bishop of Durham
| Archbishop of York
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