John Case

(c. 1541—1600) philosopher and physician

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John Case was born in Woodstock, near Oxford and died in Oxford on 23 January 1600. Little is known about his early education, but we know that he was a chorister, and that he entered St John's College, Oxford in 1564, probably at around eighteen years of age. He graduated BA in 1567, became a Fellow of the College in 1568 and gained his MA in 1572. He was obliged to resign his Fellowship in 1574 when he married, but clearly retained close connections with his College. He maintained himself and his family as a private tutor, offering tuition both to young boys and to students of university age. He later turned to medicine, graduating MD in 1589 and practising in Oxford. The terms of his will show that he was comfortably off at the time of his death.


From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

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