|Bishop of Lincoln|
|Other posts||Bishop of Bristol (1820–1827)|
|Born||27 December 1783|
|Died||18 February 1853(aged 69)|
|Alma mater||Christ's College, Cambridge|
He was born the only son of Abraham Kaye in Hammersmith, London and educated at the school of Sir Charles Burney in Hammersmith and then Greenwich. He entered Christ's College, Cambridge and graduated Senior wrangler in 1804. He was the 21st Master of Christ's College from 1814 to 1830, Vice-Chancellor of Cambridge University in 1814, Bishop of Bristol from 1820 to 1827 and Bishop of Lincoln from 1827 until his death. He reformed the educational requirements for the Anglican clergy and attacked the Tractarians for betraying the English Reformation.
He was elected Fellow of the Royal Society in 1811.
- E. A. Varley, ‘Kaye, John (1783–1853)’, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004
- Ambler, R.W., ed. (2006). Lincolnshire Parish Correspondence of John Kaye, Bishop of Lincoln, 1827-53. Lincoln Record Society. 94. Woodbridge: Boydell. ISBN 0901503797.
| Master of Christ's College, Cambridge
|Church of England titles|
William Lort Mansel
| Bishop of Bristol
| Bishop of Lincoln
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