British English School and College Founders  

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A list of the founders of notable schools, colleges and universities in England throughout British history. The list begins with the founding of The King's School of Canterbury by St. Augustine in 597 AD and tracks the opening of institutes of learning throughout the British Isles through the creation of Downe House in 1907. Many of the listed colleges are based in one of England's two great centers of learning, the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge. Many of the oldest schools on the list - such as St. Augustine's King's School - did not receive a royal charter until many years, even centuries, after they were founded. (The King's School initially opened as an abbey.) Many of the schools formed initially in the Middle Ages did not receive a royal charter until the 16th Century or later.)

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Augustine of Canterbury is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list English School and College Founders
The King's School in 597 AD
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Herbert de Losinga is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list English School and College Founders
Herbert de Losinga
Norwich School in 1096
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Walkelin de Derby is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list English School and College Founders
Walkelin de Derby Dec. at 55 (1135-1190)
Derby School in c. 1165
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Hugh de Balsham is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list English School and College Founders
Hugh de Balsham
Peterhouse in 1284
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William of Durham is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list English School and College Founders
William of Durham
University College in 1249
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John I de Balliol is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list English School and College Founders
John I de Balliol
Balliol College in 1263
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Walter de Merton is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list English School and College Founders
Walter de Merton Dec. at 72 (1205-1277)
Merton College in 1264
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Walter de Stapledon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list English School and College Founders
Walter de Stapledon Dec. at 65 (1261-1326)
Exeter College in 1314 (With Bishop of Exeter)
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Bishop of Exeter is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list English School and College Founders
Bishop of Exeter
Exeter College in 1314 (with Walter de Stapledon)
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Adam de Brome is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list English School and College Founders
Adam de Brome
Oriel College in 1324
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Robert de Eglesfield is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list English School and College Founders
Robert de Eglesfield Dec. at 54 (1295-1349)
Queen's College in 1341 (with chaplain of Queen Philippa)
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chaplain of Queen Philippa is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list English School and College Founders
chaplain of Queen Philippa
Queen's College in 1341 (with Robert de Eglesfield)
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Isabella of France is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list English School and College Founders
Dec. at 66 (1292-1358)
Bablake School in 1344
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William of Wykeham is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list English School and College Founders
Dec. at 84 (1320-1404)
New College in 1379, Winchester College in 1382
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Richard Fleming is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list English School and College Founders
Richard Fleming Dec. at 46 (1385-1431)
Lincoln College in 1427 (with Bishop of Lincoln)
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Bishop of Lincoln is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list English School and College Founders
Bishop of Lincoln
Lincoln College in 1427 (with Richard Fleming)
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Henry Chichele is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list English School and College Founders
Henry Chichele Dec. at 80 (1363-1443)
All Souls College in 1438
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Henry VI of England is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list English School and College Founders
Dec. at 50 (1421-1471)
Eton College in 1440
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Margaret of Anjou is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list English School and College Founders
Dec. at 52 (1430-1482)
Queens' College in 1448
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William of Waynflete is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list English School and College Founders
William of Waynflete
Magdalen College in 1458 (with Bishop of Winchester)
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Bishop of Winchester is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list English School and College Founders
Bishop of Winchester
Magdalen College in 1458 (with William of Waynflete), Corpus Christi College in 1517 (with Richard Fox)
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Elizabeth Woodville is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list English School and College Founders
Dec. at 55 (1437-1492)
Queens' College in 1465 (refounded)
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Lady Margaret Beaufort is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list English School and College Founders
Dec. at 66 (1443-1509)
Christ's College in 1505, St John's College in 1511 (with St John Fisher)
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Richard Sutton is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list English School and College Founders
Richard Sutton age 40
Brasenose College in 1509 (with William Smyth)
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William Smyth is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list English School and College Founders
William Smyth Dec. at 46 (1824-1870)
Brasenose College in 1509 (with Richard sutton)