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Fisher, John [St John Fisher] (c. 1469–1535), bishop of Rochester, cardinal, and martyr

Richard Rex

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/9498

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Fisher, John [St John Fisher] (c. 1469–1535), bishop of Rochester, cardinal, and martyr, was born at Beverley, Yorkshire, the son of Robert Fisher, a mercer of Beverley, and his wife, Agnes. In the early 1480s he went up to Cambridge, where he graduated BA in 1488, aged about twenty, and proceeded MA in 1491. Having become a fellow of ...

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