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Jortin, John, the son of a French Protestant refugee, was born in London in 1698, and went from Charterhouse to Jesus College, Cambridge, where he distinguished himself as a Greek scholar, and gave help to Pope in translating Homer. He was ordained soon after taking his degree, and ultimately became Vicar of Kensington and Archdeacon of London, dying in 1770. Among his works are Biscussions Concerning the Christian Religion, Remarks on Ecclesiastical History, Life of Erasmus, and Tracts, Philological, Critical, and Miscellaneous.