John BainbridgeJohn Bainbridge (1582 - 1643), English astronomer, was born at Ashby-de-la-Zouch, in Leicestershire.
He started as a physician and practised for some years, kept a school and studied astronomy. Having removed to London, he was admitted (November 6, 1618) a licentiate of the college of physicians, and was noticed due to a publication concerning the comet of 1618. Sir Henry Savile (1549-1622) then appointed him in 1610 to the Savilian chair of astronomy just founded by him at Oxford; Bainbridge was incorporated of Merton College and became, in 1631 and 1635 respectively, junior and senior reader of Linacre's lectures.
He wrote An Astronomical Description of the late Comet (1619); Canicularia (1648); and translated Proclus' De Sphaera, and Ptolemy's De Planetarum Hypothesibus (1620). Several manuscript works by him exist in the library of Trinity College, Dublin.