Lilye, or Lily, William, classical grammarian, born at Odiham in Hampshire, 1466, graduated at Oxford, and was elected demy of Magdalen 1486. Having taken his degree he went to the East, and at Rhodes learnt Greek from refugees from Constantinople. He then studied Greek and Latin in Rome and Venice. He returned in 1509 and taught privately in London, but was made headmaster of New St. Paul's school by Dean Colet, in whose Brerissima Institutio he had a hand. He wrote some Latin poems, and a volume of Latin verse against a rival schoolmaster called Antibossicon ad Gulielmum Hormannum.