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William Branthwaite, (died 1620) was an English scholar and translator.

Branthwaite studied at Clare Hall, Cambridge and, in 1584 became a founding fellow of Emmanuel College under Laurence Chaderton. In 1607 he was appointed Master of Gonville and Caius. He also served in the "Second Cambridge Company" charged by James I of England with translating the Apocrypha for the King James Version of the Bible.

References

  • Nicolson, Adam. (2003) God's Secretaries: The Making of the King James Bible. New York: HarperCollins ISBN 0-06-095975-4

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