John Breton
John Breton

John Breton (died 2 March 1676) was an academic in the 17th century.[1]

Breton was born in Leicestershire and was admitted to Emmanuel College, Cambridge in 1629, matriculating in 1630, graduating B.A. in 1633, M.A. in 1636, D.D. (per lit. reg.) in 1661.[2] He was ordained deacon in 1639 and became a prebendary of Worcester in 1660.[3] He was Master of Emmanuel College from 1665 until his death in 1676.[4] He was Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge from 1670 to 1671.[5]


  1. ^ "A History of Emmanuel College, Cambridge" Sarah Bendall,S; Brooke,C; Collinson, P: Woodbridge, Boydell, 2000 ISBN 0851153933
  2. ^ "Breton, John (BRTN629J)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. ^ "Fasti Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ" Le Neve, J. p438: London; J.Nutt; 1716
  4. ^ Emmanuel College, Cambridge web-site
  5. ^ University web-site