Jurist and Archbishop of Canterbury, born Higham Ferrers, England; died Oxford.
Consecrated Bishop of Saint David's, 1408, he was transferred to Canterbury, 1414.
A trusted councillor of Henry V, he favored his French war policy.
He energetically opposed the Lollards, but was reprimanded by Martin V for hindering the Church's liberties and failing to procure the abolition of the statutes of Provisors and Praemunire.
Chichele was a benefactor of Oxford University, where his name is perpetuated in the Chichele professorship of modern history.
He also founded two colleges at Oxford, Saint John's, and All Souls.
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