Benjamin Jowett

Benjamin Jowett [1817-1893]  was a Master of Balliol College, Oxford from 1870 until his death in 1893. He had attended Balliol in 1836 as an undergraduate. As Regius Professor of Greek he was notoriously underpaid, Christ Church wriggling their way out of increasing his stipend. His reputation made Balliol the outstanding intellectual center at Oxford, his students included Asquith, Grey, Curzon and Milner as statesmen, Gore and Lang as churchmen, Tout and Caird as scholars, leading lawyers and diplomats.