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Jowett, Benjamin

Born: 1817 AD
Died: 1893 AD, at 76 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Scholars, Theologian


1817 - Benjamin Jowett, born on the 15th of April in Camberwell, England. He was an English scholar and theologian, Master of Balliol College, Oxford.

1838 - He gained a fellowship.

1839 - He graduated with first-class honours.

       - Joined with Archibald Campbell Tait, the future Archbishop of Canterbury, in advocating certain university reforms.

1842 - He had been a tutor of Balliol and a clergyman.

1845 - 1846 - He spent the summers in Germany with Stanley, and became an eager student of German criticism and speculation.

1848 - Became general amongst the younger and more thoughtful fellows, until it took effect in the commission.

1855 - Appointed by Lord Palmerston to the Regius Professorship of Greek in autumn.

1866 - His authority in Balliol had been paramount, and various reforms in college had been due to his initiative.

1893 - Died on the 1st of October in Headley Park, Hampshire, England.


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