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Balliol College, Oxford

Balliol College, Oxford


Balliol College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England.

One of Oxford's oldest colleges, it was founded around 1263 by John I de Balliol, a rich landowner from Barnard Castle in County Durham, who provided the foundation and endowment for the college.

When de Balliol died in 1269 his widow, Dervorguilla, a woman whose wealth far exceeded that of her husband, continued his work in setting up the college, providing a further endowment and writing the statutes. She is considered a co‑founder of the college.

The college's alumni include the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson MP, as well as three former prime ministers (H. H. Asquith, Harold Macmillan and Edward Heath), Harald V of Norway, Empress Masako of Japan, five Nobel laureates and numerous literary and philosophical figures, including Adam Smith, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Aldous Huxley.

John Wycliffe, who translated the Bible into English, was Master of the college in the 1360s.

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