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Trinity College, Cambridge

Trinity College is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. Trinity is among the largest and richest of the colleges in Cambridge, and is now a home to around 600 undergraduates, 300 graduates, and over 160 Fellows.

The college was founded by Henry VIII in 1546 and most of its major buildings date from the 16th and 17th centuries. Trinity was formed by combining Michaelhouse[?] and King's Hall[?], two older colleges. Michaelhouse had existed since 1324; King's Hall had been established by Edward II in 1317 and refounded by Edward III in 1337.

Much of the college was re-designed and re-built by Thomas Nevile[?], who became Master of Trinity in 1593. This work included the construction of Nevile's Court[?] between Great Court[?] and the river River Cam. The Court was completed in the late 17th century when the Wren library[?], designed by Sir Christopher Wren, was built.

Trinity's rowing club is the First and Third Trinity Boat Club.

Some famous alumni:

The head of Trinity College is the Master. The first Master was John Redman who was appointed in 1546. The role is a Royal appointment and in the past was sometimes made by the Monarch as a favour to an important person. Nowadays the Fellows of the College, and to a lesser extent the Government, choose the new Master and the Royal role is only nominal. A complete list of the Masters of Trinity is below.

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