The Tudor Society

September 16 – A third dose of sweating sickness kills John Colet

On this day in Tudor history, 16th September 1519, in the reign of King Henry VIII, scholar, humanist, theologian, Dean of St Paul's and founder of St Paul's School John Colet died.

Colet had suffered three attacks of sweating sickness between 1517 and 1519, and it was the third one that killed him.

Humanists such as Erasmus were influenced by Colet's work.

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