|Occupation||English clergyman and bible translator|
Ralph Ravens (c. 1553 – 1615) was an English clergyman and academic. He was nominated in 1604 as one of the translators for the Authorised King James Version, in the Second Oxford Company, but his status is unclear. It is said that he was substituted, for reasons unknown, and did not actually take part in the project. It has been suggested that the Second Oxford Company, in which Richard Edes had died, had two substitutes, namely Leonard Hutten and John Aglionby. On the other hand Ravens may have taken part in early meetings as a Greek scholar.
From London, he was educated at Merchant Taylors' School from 1571, and matriculated at St John's College, Oxford in 1575, aged 18, becoming a fellow in the same year. He graduated B.A. on 22 June 1579, and M.A. on 29 May 1583; he proceeded B.D. on 27 October 1589, and D.D. 20 January 1596. He is mentioned as Rodolphus Ravens in the Speculum of John Case.
- Joseph Foster, Alumni Oxonienses; the members of the University of Oxford, 1500–1714, vol. III (1891)
- Charles John Robinson, A register of the Scholars admitted into Merchant Taylors' School: from A. D. 1562 to 1874 vol. I (1882), p. 17