Notes for: John Grote

From Venn's Alumni Cantabrigienses:
Adm. pens. (age 18) at TRINITY, Feb. 10, 1831. S. of George. B. [May 5, 1813], at Beckenham, Kent. School, Kent (private). Matric. Michs. 1831; Scholar, 1833; B.A. (Class. Trip., 1st Class) 1835; M.A. 1838; B.D. 1855. Fellow, 1837-66. Succeeded Whewell as Knightbridge Professor of Moral Philosophy, 1855-66. Ord. deacon (Ely) 1842; priest, Apr. 14, 1844. P.C. of Wareside, Herts., 1847. V. of Trumpington, Cambs., 1847-66. Unsuccessful candidate for Chair of Modern History, 1849. Contributed to Cambridge Essays, 1856. Published his Exploratio Philosophica, 1865. His Examination of Utilitarian Philosophy and his Treatise on Moral Ideals were published posthumously by his literary executor. Died Aug. 21, 1866, at Trumpington vicarage. Brother of the above and of Francis (1834). (D.N.B.; Crockford; Boase, I. 1251.)

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