John Howe, an English clergyman, born at Loughborough, Leicestershire, May 17,1630, died in London, April 2, 1705. He graduated at Christ's college, Cambridge, became pastor of a nonconformist church in Great Tor-rington, and was selected by Cromwell in 1657 for his domestic chaplain. After the restoration and the act of uniformity he led a wandering life, and continued to preach in private houses. He passed five years in Ireland, where he was chaplain to Lord Massarene in the parish of Antrim, was pastor of a congregation in London from 1675 to 1684, travelled on the continent with Lord Wharton in 1685, became pastor of the English church at Utrecht, and returned to England in 1687, when James ll. published his declaration for liberty of conscience. A complete edition of his works, with a life by the Rev. John Hunt, appeared in London in 8 vols. (1810-'22; new ed., 1868), and with a life by Edmund Calamy in 1 vol. (1838). A biography, by Henry Rogers, was published in 1836.