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Jowett, Benjamin (D.D. Leyden), Master of Balliol College, Oxford, and university reformer, was born in 1817, and educated at St. Paul's School and at Balliol. He became Fellow of his college in 1838, after gaining as an undergraduate the Hertford Scholarship. He was tutor of Balliol from 1842 to 1870, and was appointed in 1855 Regius Professor of Greek. The chief results of his scholarship were translations of Thucydides, Plato, and Aristotle's "Politics;" whilst as a theologian his contribution to Essays and Reviews marked him as a man of liberal views. He was Vice-chancellor from 1882 to 1886, and both before and afterwards took a most active part in university affairs. He died in 1893.