William de Bosco

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William de Bosco (also de Boys) was an English medieval churchman, college fellow, and university chancellor.[1]

William de Bosco was one of the early Fellows of Merton College, Oxford from 1284–6.[2] He was a doctor of theology and Chancellor of the University of Oxford.[3] Later he became a Canon at Salisbury[2] through Simon of Ghent, Bishop of Salisbury and also a Chancellor of Oxford University.[4]


  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 Coates, Alan (1999). "Study at University". English Medieval Books: The Reading Abbey Collections from Foundation to Dispersal. Oxford University Press. p. 97. ISBN 978-0198207566. 
  3. ^ Wood, Anthony (1790). "Fasti Oxonienses". The History and Antiquities of the Colleges and Halls in the University of Oxford. Google Books. p. 13. 
  4. ^ Pantin, William Abel (2010). "The Geography of Learning". The English Church in the Fourteenth Century: Based on the Birkbeck Lectures, 1948. Cambridge University Press. pp. 112–113. ISBN 978-1108015295. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Thomas Bek
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Eustace de Normanville
Preceded by
Walter Burdun
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Henry de Maunsfeld