Duport, James, 1606-1679 (Dean of Peterborough and college head)
- Existence: 1606 - 1679
James Duport (1606-1679), dean of Peterborough and college head, was born in 1606, the son of the Master of Jesus College, Cambridge. He was educated at Westminster School and at Trinity College, Cambridge, graduating BA in 1627 and being elected a fellow of the college in the same year. He would be an active tutor in Trinity for over 30 years. In 1639 Duport was elected Regius Professor of Greek at Cambridge, a post he held until 1654. He was also made a Doctor of Divinity at Cambridge and a royal chaplain in 1660 and in 1669 he was made Dean of Peterborough. In 1668 Duport was elected Master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, a position he held until his death in 1679.
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A volume of guidance to undergraduates on matters of study and worship, decorum and deportment.
‘Prælectiones in Theophrasti Characteres’ by James Duport, regius professor of Greek in the University of Cambridge. Begins ‘Non est mihi animus’. With an index.