Richard Bentley, DD

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Richard Bentley, DD

Death: July 14, 1742 (80)
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Bentley
Husband of Joanna Bentley
Father of Joanna Cumberland

Occupation: Classical scholar, critic, theologian
Managed by: Charlene Newport
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About Richard Bentley, DD

Richard Bentley was an English classical scholar, critic, and theologian. He was Master of Trinity College, Cambridge.

Bentley was the first Englishman to be ranked with the great heroes of classical learning and was known for his literary and textual criticism. Called the "founder of historical philology", Bentley is credited with the creation of the English school of Hellenism.

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Richard Bentley, DD's Timeline

January 27, 1662
September 1, 1703
Age 41
July 14, 1742
Age 80