Robert Rygge

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Robert Rygge DD (aka Rugge) was an English medieval churchman, college fellow, and university Chancellor, and archdeacon of Barnstaple in Devon.

Rygge was at Exeter College, Oxford, later a Fellow of Merton College, and four times Chancellor of the University of Oxford between 1381 and 1392.[1] He was a Doctor of Divinity and Canon of Exeter.[2] Rygge was later the Archdeacon of Barnstaple from 1399 to 1400.[3]

There is some confusion about whether there was a William Rygge (or Rugge) as Chancellor of Oxford University in 1382, but it is likely that this was the same person as Robert Rygge.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Appendix 5: Chancellors of the University". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 521–522. ISBN 0-333-39917-X. 
  2. ^ a b Wood, Anthony (1790). "Fasti Oxonienses". The History and Antiquities of the Colleges and Halls in the University of Oxford. Google Books. pp. 30–33. 
  3. ^ Horn, Joyce M. (1964). "Archdeacons of Barnstaple". Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300–1541. Volume 9: Exeter diocese. Institute of Historical Research. pp. 19–21. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
William Berton
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
1381–1382
Succeeded by
William Berton
Preceded by
William Berton
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
1382
Succeeded by
Nicholas Hereford
Preceded by
William Rugge?
or Nicholas Hereford
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
1383–1388
Succeeded by
Thomas Brightwell
Preceded by
Thomas Cranley
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
1391–1392
Succeeded by
Ralph Redruth