List of Chancellors of the University of Cambridge

The Chancellors of the University of Cambridge, from c.1215 to the present day were:[1]

c.1215–c.1232Richard of Wetheringsett
c.1246Hugh de Hotton
1256Reginald Gerninghall
1257Stephen Hepworth
1259William de Ludham
1260Richard de Gedney
1261Richard Dryfield
1267John de Asgarby
12701275John Hooke
1276Roger de Fulbourn
1283Andrew de Gisleham
1286Thomas Sheringham
1287Stephen Hepworth
12891290Ralph de Leicester
12901292Geoffery de Pakenham
12931295Henry de Boyton
12951296John de Bradenham
12961299Thomas de Sheringham
1299Stephen Hepworth
13001303Stephen Haslingfield
13031307Stephen de Segrace
1307Stephen Haslingfield
1315Richard de Ashton
13211326Roger Northburgh has been incorrectly described as Chancellor[2] since 1691.[3]
13261329Richard de Badew
13291331Thomas de Foxton
c.1215–c.1232Robert de Winwick
c. 1330Robert de Winwick
13311334John de Langley
13341335Robert de Mildenhall
13351337Henry de Herwarden
13371339Richard Harling (or Ling)
1340Robert de Claydon
1341Thomas de Northwood
1344Thomas de Northwood
13461348John de Crakhall
1348Thomas de Grantchester
1348William de Lymbergh
13491351Richard Leicester (or Richard de Wetherset, Hetherset, Wetheringsett)Oxford Dictionary of National Biography says: "Wetheringsett [Wethersett], Richard of [Richard of Leicester] (fl. c.1200–c.1230), churchman and theologian, ... is not to be confused with the later chancellor Richard Leicester, who served in 1349–50."
1351Richard Harling
1352Anthony of Grantchester
13521359William Tynkell
13591360Thomas Sutton
13601361Richard de Wetherset
13611362Michael de Haynton
13611366Michael de Causton
13661369William de Gotham
1369Thomas de Stewkley
1371John de Donwich
13731374Adam de Lakenheath
1374John de Donwich
1376William de Gotham
13781379Richard Scrope
1380Eudo (or Guy) Zouche
13801381John Cavendish
1382Guy Zouche
13821383John de Bromyard
1383John of Neketon
1384John de Burgh (or Borough)
1385Thomas Hetherset (or de Hethersett)
1386John de Burgh (or Borough)
1388William Colvile
13901391Richard Dereham
1391William Colvile
1392John de Neketon
1394William Colvile
1396Guy Zouche
14001402Richard Billingford
14041408Richard Dereham
14091413Richard Billingford
1414Stephen le Scrope
14151422John de Rickingale
14221423Thomas of Cobham
14241426Robert Fitzhugh
1426William Wymbell
1427Marmaduke Lumley
14291430John Holeroke
14311432William Lascells
1432Richard Billingford
14331435Richard Cawdray
14361445John Langton
14451446Nicholas Kenton
1447John Langton
1448Robert Ascogh
14501451Nicholas Close
14511456William Percy
14561458Lawrence Booth
1458William Wilflete (or Wolflet)
14591460Robert Woodlark
1461Richard Scroope
14621463Robert Woodlark
14631464John Booth
1464William Wilflete
14651468John Harrison (or Herrison)
1466William Wilflete
14681469Edward Story
14691471Thomas Rotherham (or Scot)
14711472Edward Story
14731479Thomas Rotherham
14791483John Boynton
14831485Thomas Rotherham
1490Thomas Cosyn
14941496John Blythe
14961499George Fitzhugh
14991500Thomas Rotherham
1500Richard Fox
1502George Fitzhugh
1503Thomas Ruthall (or Rowthall)
15041535John Fisher
15351540Thomas Cromwell
15401547Stephen Gardiner
15471552Edward Seymour
15521553The Duke of Northumberland
15531555Stephen Gardiner
15561558Reginald Pole
15591598The Lord Burghley
15981601The Earl of Essex
16011612The Earl of Salisbury
16121614The Earl of Northampton
16141626The Earl of Suffolk
16261628The Duke of Buckinghamsee Election for the Chancellorship of the University of Cambridge, 1626
16281649The Earl of HollandA Royalist officer in the English Civil War from 1643, executed for treason in 1649
16491651The Earl of Manchester
16511660Oliver St John
16601671The Duke of ManchesterThe Earl of Manchester, reinstated as Chancellor after the Restoration
16711674The Duke of Buckingham
16741682The Duke of Monmouth
16821688The Duke of Albemarle
16891748The Duke of Somerset
17481768The Duke of Newcastlesee Election for the Chancellorship of the University of Cambridge, 1748
17681811The Duke of Grafton
18111834HRH The Duke of Gloucester and Edinburghsee Election for the Chancellorship of the University of Cambridge, 1811
18341840The Marquess Camden
18401847The Duke of Northumberland
18471861HRH The Prince Consortsee Election for the Chancellorship of the University of Cambridge, 1847
18611891The Duke of Devonshire
18921908The Duke of Devonshire
19081919The Lord Rayleigh
19191930The Earl of Balfour
19301947The Earl Baldwin of Bewdley
19481950Jan Smuts
19501967The Lord Teddersee Election for the Chancellorship of the University of Cambridge, 1950
19671976The Lord Adrian
19762011HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
2011Lord Sainsbury of Turvillesee Election for the Chancellorship of the University of Cambridge, 2011[4]

See also


  1. Chancellors of the University of Cambridge. British History Online. Retrieved on 30 July 2012.
  2. "Northburgh, Roger (NRTH321R)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  3. Henry Wharton. "Anglia sacra". Retrieved 19 April 2018 via Internet Archive.
  4. "BREAKING: Sainsbury Scores Top Post". 16 October 2011. Retrieved 19 April 2018.
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