Monsignor Ronald Knox (1888–1957) was born in Leicestershire, England, to a leading Anglican family and was educated at Eton and Balliol. He was ordained an Anglican priest in 1912 and was made chaplain of Trinity College, Oxford. In 1917 Knox converted to Catholicism, a decision heavily influenced by his close friendship with G. K. Chesterton. He was ordained a Roman Catholic priest in 1918 and in 1936 was commissioned by the English Catholic hierarchy to translate the Latin Vulgate version of the Bible into contemporary English. Knox died on August 24, 1957, and was buried in Westminster Cathedral.