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Dates: 1190 - 1190 (This is the date Ranulf de Glanville died. ) 

Little is known about Ranulf de Glanville’s early life besides his birthplace at Stratford in Suffolk. He received the positions as Sheriff of York in 1163 and Sheriff of Lancashire in 1170 before becoming the Chief Justiciar of England in 1180 under Henry II. He wrote the oldest known treatise on English law c. 1188 entitled Tractatus de legibus et consuetudinibus regni Angliae (Treatise on the laws and customs of the Kingdom of England). After being removed from this position by Richard I, Ranulf joined the crusade, dying at a siege on Acre in 1190. TLM