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Henry Beeke
Born January 6, 1751(1751-01-06)
Kingsteignton, Devon, England
Died March 9, 1837 (aged 86)
Torquay, Devon, England
Nationality British
Alma mater Corpus Christi, Oxford
Occupation Historian and theologian
Title Regius Professor of Modern History
Term 1801-1813
Predecessor Thomas Nowell
Successor Edward Nares

Henry Beeke (6 January 1751 – 9 March 1837) was a historian, theologian and writer on taxation and finance.

Beeke was elected a scholar of Corpus Christi, Oxford in May 1769. He gained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1773, a Master of Arts degree in 1776, a Bachelor of Divinity in 1785, and a Doctorate in Divinity in 1800. In 1775 Beeke became a fellow of Oriel College and was Junior Proctor of the University in 1784. Beeke was Regius Professor of Modern History between 1801 and 1813.

Beeke was vicar of St Mary the Virgin, Oxford in 1762, rector of Ufton Norcot, Berkshire in 1789, Dean of Bristol in 1813, and vicar of Weare in 1819.

Beeke gained a reputation as a fiscal expert following his 1799 Observations on the produce of the income tax, and on its proportion to the whole income of Great Britain, which was expanded and reprinted in 1800. Beeke's unpublished manuscripts and correspondence also show his wider interests in economics.

Beeke died at Torquay on 9 March 1837.


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