William Soone or Zoone (fl.
1540–1575) was an English jurist and cartographer.
He graduated B.A. 1547, and proceeded M.A. at some date after 1549.
He became doctor of civil and canon laws, probably at some university on the continent.
He would not conform to the Church of England, and, leaving Cambridge, went abroad.
His successor in the professorship, William Clerke, was appointed in 1563.
Soone is said to have resided at Paris, Dol, Freiburg, and Padua, and to have been a professor of law for some time at Leuven.
In 1572 he was at Cologne.
He then passed to Rome, and had some papal appointment.
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