Dean John Colet
(1467-1519)

Died aged c. 52

John Colet (January 1467 – 16 September 1519) was an English churchman and educational pioneer. Colet was an English scholar, Renaissance humanist, theologian, member of the Worshipful Company of Mercers, and Dean of St. Paul's Cathedral, London. Colet wanted people to see the scripture as their guide through life. Furthermore, he wanted to restore theology and rejuvenate Christianity. Colet is an important early leader of Christian humanism as he linked humanism and reform. John Colet was a friend of Erasmus, a key figure in Christian humanism.

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Near this spot from 1512 until 1884 stood St Paul's School founded by Dean Colet

New Change, EC4, London, United Kingdom where they founded St Paul's School