1607, Nov 261638, Sep 14
an English minister in America, "a godly gentleman and a lover of learning", whose deathbed bequest to the "schoale or Colledge" recently undertaken by the Massachusetts Bay Colony was so gratefully received that it was consequently ordered "that the Colledge agreed upon formerly to bee built at Cambridg shalbee called Harvard Colledge." Despite a persistent myth to the contrary, John Harvard is properly considered one of the founders of Harvard College.
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03/13/1639-New College (aka Cambridge College) renamed Harvard for clergyman John Harvard
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