William Waynflete

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William Waynflete (c.1398[lower-alpha 1]  11 August 1486), born William Patten, was Provost of Eton College (1442–1447), Bishop of Winchester (1447–1486) and Lord Chancellor of England (1456–1460). He founded Magdalen College, Oxford, and three subsidiary schools, namely Magdalen College School in Oxford, Magdalen College School, Brackley in Northamptonshire and Wainfleet All Saints in Lincolnshire.

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William Waynflete
Bishop of Winchester
ChurchRoman Catholic
Appointed10 May 1447
Term ended11 August 1486
PredecessorHenry Beaufort
SuccessorPeter Courtenay
Ordination21 January 1426
Consecration30 July 1447
by John Stafford
Personal details
Died11 August 1486
Bishop's Waltham, Hampshire, England
Arms of William Waynflete: Lozengy ermine and sable, on a chief of the second three lilies argent