|Born||1 August 1843|
Holme Pierrepont, England
|Died||16 September 1920 (aged 77)|
|Church||Church of England|
|Alma mater||Balliol College, Oxford|
|Sub-discipline||New Testament studies|
|School or tradition||Theological liberalism|
William Sanday Anglican theologian and priest. He was the Dean Ireland's Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture from 1883 to 1895 and the Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity from 1895 to 1919; both chairs were at the University of Oxford. He had previously been Master of Bishop Hatfield's Hall, University of Durham.(1 August 1843 – 16 September 1920) was a British
Sanday was born in Holme Pierrepont, Nottinghamshire, England, to William Sanday and Elizabeth Mann. He was a British academic theologian and biblical scholar. He was ordained as a deacon in 1867 and as a priest in 1869. In 1877 he married Marian Hastings, daughter of Woodman Hastings.
He was Dean Ireland's Professor of Exegesis of Holy Scripture at Oxford between 1883 and 1895, as well as Lady Margaret Professor of Divinity and Canon of Christ Church between 1895 and 1919. He became a Fellow of the British Academy (FBA) in 1903 (one of the original cohort), and received an honorary Doctor of Letters (DLitt) degree from the University of Cambridge in May 1902.
Sanday died on 16 September 1920 in Oxford.