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Caius, John, physician, was born in 1510 at Norwich. After studying at Cambridge he qualified as a doctor, and became physician successively to Edward VI., Queen Mary, and Queen Elizabeth. In 1557 he obtained a licence to advance Gonville Hall, Cambridge, into a college, which still bears his name as the founder (Gonville and Caius College), and endowed it with considerable estates. Towards the end of his life he retired to his college, and resigning the mastership, he lived there as a fellow commoner. He wrote numerous works, erected a monument to Linacre in St. Paul's, and obtained in 1563, from the College of Physicians, a grant to take the bodies of two malefactors annually for dissecting purposes. He died in 1573, and was buried in Caius College chapel.