John Plumptre

(1754—1825) Church of England clergyman

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John Plumptre died in Gloucester. He was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1777 and MA in 1780. Entering the ranks of the clergy, he rose to become Dean of Gloucester in 1808, which post he held until his death. A noted classical scholar, he is most probably the author of A Plain and Easy Introduction to the Principles of Natural and Revealed Religion (1795), which is sometimes also attributed to his cousin James Plumptre, the playwright.

From The Continuum Encyclopedia of British Philosophy in Oxford Reference.

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