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Beilby Porteus
Bishop of London
Church Church of England
Diocese Diocese of London
Elected 1787
Term ended 1809 (death)
Predecessor Robert Lowth
Successor John Randolph
Other posts Bishop of Chester
1776–1787
Orders
Ordination 1757 (priest)
Consecration 1777
Personal details
Born (1731-05-08)8 May 1731
York, Great Britain
Died 13 May 1809(1809-05-13) (aged 78)
Fulham Palace, London
Buried St Mary’s Church, Sundridge
Nationality British
Denomination Anglican
Residence Fulham Palace, London
Alma mater Christ’s College, Cambridge

One murder made a villain, Millions a hero.
War its thousands slays, Peace its ten thousands.
Kill a man, and you are an assassin. Kill millions of men, and you are a conqueror. Kill everyone, and you are a god.
Beilby Porteus
He who foresees calamities, suffers them twice over.