George Ryves

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George Ryves D.D. was an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford.

Ryves was elected Warden (head) of New College, Oxford, in 1599, a post he held until 1613.[1] During his time as Warden of New College, he was also Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1601 until 1602.[2][3]

Ryves was involved in the translation of the King James Version. Gustavus Paine notes that a letter from Thomas Bilson to Thomas Lake refers to Ryves as "one of the overseers of that part of the New Testament that is being translated out of Greek."[4]


  1. ^ Salter, H. E.; Lobel, Mary D., eds. (1954). "New College". A History of the County of Oxford: Volume 3: The University of Oxford. Victoria County History. pp. 144–162. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Previous Vice-Chancellors". University of Oxford, UK. Retrieved July 17, 2011. 
  3. ^ University of Oxford (1888). "Vice-Chancellors". The Historical Register of the University of Oxford. Oxford: Clarendon Press. pp. 21–27. Retrieved July 24, 2011. 
  4. ^ Paine, Gustavus S (1977). The Men Behind the King James Version. Baker. p. 72. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Martin Culpepper
Warden of New College, Oxford
Succeeded by
Arthur Lake
Preceded by
George Abbot
Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University
Succeeded by
John Howson