John Hygdon (or Hygden) (1472–1533) was an English academic and churchman.


President of Magdalen College, Oxford from 1516 to 1525, Hygdon became the first dean of Cardinal College, Oxford (1525–31) and from 1532–3 of its successor, King Henry VIII's College (later refounded as Christ Church). From 1502–4, he had served as vicar of Upper Beeding, Sussex. Brian Hygdon, the Dean of York, was his brother.


  • Lee, Sidney, ed. (1891). "Hygdon, John" . Dictionary of National Biography. 28. London: Smith, Elder & Co.