John Bainbridge was born in Ashby-de-la Zouch, Leicestershire and died in Oxford on 3 November 1643. He was educated at the local Grammar School whence he proceeded to Emmanuel College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1603 and MA four years later. Bainbridge then embarked on the seven years' course of medicine and, after receiving his MD degree in 1614, returned to his native town where he practised medicine, taught in the local school and carried on with his astronomical studies. By 1618, however, he moved to London, where he made the acquaintance of Henry Briggs of Gresham College, and was admitted a licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians.
From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.