John Harvard blue plaque in London

John Harvard
1607 - 1638
First Benefactor of
Harvard University
Born in Southwark, baptized in the
Cathedral and educated in the
parish's grammar school.
Sailed to Massachusetts,
1637

John Harvard (26 November 1607 – 14 September 1638) was an English minister in America,"a godly gentleman and a lover of learning",whose deathbedbequest to the "schoale or Colledge"recently undertaken by the Massachusetts Bay Colony was so gratefully received that it was consequently ordered "that theColledgeagreed upon formerly tobeebuilt atCambridg shalbeecalled HarvardColledge." 

Source: dbpedia

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