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Balliol College
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University Oxford
Location Broad Street
Coordinates 51°45′17″N 1°15′28″W / 51.7547°N 1.2578°W / 51.7547; -1.2578
Full name Balliol College
Latin name Collegium Balliolensis
Established 1263; 760 years ago (1263)
Named for John I de Balliol
Sister college St John's College, Cambridge
Master Dame Helen Ghosh
Undergraduates 366 (2017–18)
Postgraduates 359
Boat club Balliol College Boat Club
Balliol College, Oxford is located in Oxford city centre
Balliol College, Oxford
Location in Oxford city centre

Balliol College, pronounced “Bailey'll”, is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in England. One of Oxford's oldest colleges, it was founded around 1263 by John I de Balliol, a landowner from Barnard Castle in County Durham, who provided the foundation and endowment for the college. When de Balliol died in 1268, his widow, Dervorguilla, a woman whose wealth far exceeded that of her husband, continued his work in setting up the college, providing a further endowment and writing the statutes. She is considered a co‑founder of the college.

The college's alumni include the incumbent Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson, as well as three former prime ministers (H. H. Asquith, Harold Macmillan and Edward Heath), Harald V of Norway, Empress Masako of Japan, five Nobel laureates, several Lords of Appeal in Ordinary, and numerous literary and philosophical figures, including Shoghi Effendi, Adam Smith, Gerard Manley Hopkins, and Aldous Huxley. John Wycliffe, who translated the Bible into English, was master of the college in the 1360s.

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