John Burneby was Archdeacon of Totnes from 1443 until 1453;and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford from 1447 to 1449.
Sir Henry James Sumner Maine,, was a British Whig comparative jurist and historian. He is famous for the thesis outlined in his book Ancient Law that law and society developed "from status to contract." According to the thesis, in the ancient world individuals were tightly bound by status to traditional groups, while in the modern one, in which individuals are viewed as autonomous agents, they are free to make contracts and form associations with whomever they choose. Because of this thesis, Maine can be seen as one of the forefathers of modern legal anthropology, legal history and sociology of law.
Tobias Matthew, was an Anglican bishop who was President of St John's College, Oxford from 1572 to 1576, before being appointed Vice-Chancellor of Oxford University from 1579 to 1583, and Matthew would then become Dean of Durham from 1583 to 1595. All three positions, plus others, were appointed to Matthew by Elizabeth I. Eventually, he was appointed Archbishop of York in 1606 by Elizabeth's successor, James I.
The Disney family were prominent American film producers.
Famines in Ethiopia have occurred periodically throughout the history of the country, which was formerly known as Abyssinia.
The following are the association football events of the year 1888 throughout the world.
Sir Richard Lodge was a British historian.
Francis Willis D.D. was an academic administrator at the University of Oxford and Dean of Worcester.
The Registrar of the University of Oxford is one of the senior officials of the university. According to its statutes, the Registrar acts as the "head of the central administrative services", with responsibility for "the management and professional development of their staff and for the development of other administrative support". The Registrar is also the "principal adviser on strategic policy" to the university's Vice-Chancellor and Council, its main decision-making body.
Whittington Landon was an academic at the University of Oxford and an Anglican clergyman who became Dean of Exeter.
Thomas Brathwait D.D. was an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford.
John Nicholas D.D. was an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford.
Daniel Greenwood D.D. was an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford.
William Smyth D.D. was an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford.
George Ryves was an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford.
Edmund Lilly D.D. was an English academic administrator at the University of Oxford.
Martin Culpepper was an English clergyman, medical doctor, and academic at the University of Oxford.
Thomas Whyte was an English clergyman and academic at the University of Oxford.
Tara Chand was an Indian archaeologist and historian specialising in the Ancient History and Culture of India. He taught at Allahabad University and served as Vice-Chancellor in the 1940s.