Grocyn, William
(ca. 1446-1519)
   English humanist. Educated at New College, Oxford, where he matriculated in 1481, he became reader in divinity at Magdalen College. In 1488 he went to Italy for further education, studying Greek at Florence and Rome under Angelo Poliziano and Demetrios Chalcondylas. Ordained as a priest after his return, he taught Greek at Exeter College, Oxford, becoming the first person in England to teach that language publicly (as distinguished from private tutoring). He was a friend of both Thomas More and Erasmus. At his death, he left a substantial library, but none of his own writings survives.

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