Gilbert Kymer

Gilbert Kymer (died 1463) was Dean of Salisbury Cathedral, Chancellor of Oxford University, and a physician.[1]

Kymer was educated at the University of Oxford. He was a proctor of the University (1412–13) and Principal of Hart Hall, Oxford (1412–14). He was twice Chancellor of Oxford University.

In 1427, Kymer became Dean of Wimborne Minster (in Dorset). In 1449, he became Dean of Salisbury (in Wiltshire), where he occupied Leaden Hall.[2] He was the physician in the household of Humphrey of Lancaster, 1st Duke of Gloucester. He attended King Henry VI as a physician in 1455.


  1. Getz, Faye (2004). "Kymer, Gilbert (d. 1463)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
  2. "Leaden Hall". Map of the Close. Salisbury Cathedral, UK. Retrieved 16 March 2011.
Academic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Chase
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Thomas Bourchier
Preceded by
Robert Thwaits
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
George Neville
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