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Born: Feb­ru­ary 10, 1791, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: Sep­tem­ber 24, 1868, Sun­ning­hill, As­cot, Eng­land.

Buried: St. Paul’s Ca­thed­ral, Lon­don, En­gland.


Milman was edu­cat­ed at Green­wich and Eton, Eng­land. He then at­tend­ed Brase­nose Col­lege, Ox­ford, where he took a first class in class­ics, and won the New­di­gate, La­tin Verse, La­tin Es­say, and Eng­lish Es­say prizes.

He wrote the tra­ge­dy Fa­zio, which played at Co­vent Gar­den, Lon­don. He was ap­point­ed Po­et­ry Pro­fes­sor at Ox­ford in 1821.

The Bramp­ton Let­ters in 1827 marked his tran­si­tion to theo­lo­gic­al stu­dy, fol­lowed by his His­to­ry of the Jews in 1829.

He be­came ca­non at West­min­ster and rec­tor at St. Mar­gar­et’s, and, in 1849, Dean of St. Paul’s. Thir­teen of his hymns were pub­lished in He­ber’s post­hu­mous Hymns (1827), and in Mil­man’s own Se­lect­ion of Psalms and Hymns (1837).