Henry Compton (bishop)

  • the right reverend and right honourable

    henry compton
    bishop of london
    henry compton by sir godfrey kneller, bt.jpg
    churchchurch of england
    diocesediocese of london
    appointed6 december 1675
    in office1675-1713
    predecessorhumphrey henchman
    successorjohn robinson
    orders
    consecration6 december 1674
    by gilbert sheldon
    personal details
    born1632
    compton wynyates, warwickshire, england
    died(1713-07-07)7 july 1713
    fulham, london, england
    buriedall saints church, fulham
    nationalityenglish
    denominationanglican
    parentsspencer compton, 2nd earl of northampton
    mary compton (née beaumont)
    previous postbishop of oxford (1674–1675)
    alma materthe queen's college, oxford
    arms of compton: sable, a lion passant guardant or between three esquire's helmets argent
    arms of henry compton (see of london impaling compton) between portraits of deposed king james ii (with falling crown) and his successor queen mary ii. st mary's church, harlow, essex

    henry compton (1632 – 7 july 1713) was the bishop of london from 1675 to 1713.

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Henry Compton
Bishop of London
Henry Compton by Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt.jpg
ChurchChurch of England
DioceseDiocese of London
Appointed6 December 1675
In office1675-1713
PredecessorHumphrey Henchman
SuccessorJohn Robinson
Orders
Consecration6 December 1674
by Gilbert Sheldon
Personal details
Born1632
Compton Wynyates, Warwickshire, England
Died(1713-07-07)7 July 1713
Fulham, London, England
BuriedAll Saints Church, Fulham
NationalityEnglish
DenominationAnglican
ParentsSpencer Compton, 2nd Earl of Northampton
Mary Compton (née Beaumont)
Previous postBishop of Oxford (1674–1675)
Alma materThe Queen's College, Oxford
Arms of Compton: Sable, a lion passant guardant or between three esquire's helmets argent
Arms of Henry Compton (See of London impaling Compton) between portraits of deposed King James II (with falling crown) and his successor Queen Mary II. St Mary's Church, Harlow, Essex

Henry Compton (1632 – 7 July 1713) was the Bishop of London from 1675 to 1713.