Richard de Bury

1287 - 1345

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Richard de Bury (24 January 1287 – 14 April 1345), also known as Richard Aungerville or Aungervyle, was an English priest, teacher, bishop, writer, and bibliophile. He was a patron of learning and one of the first English collectors of books. He is chiefly remembered for his Philobiblon, written to inculcate in the clergy the pursuit of learning and the love of books. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard de Bury has received more than 43,705 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard de Bury is the 2,137th most popular religious figure (down from 1,637th in 2019), the 3,083rd most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,298th in 2019) and the 68th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Richard de Bury ranks 2,137 out of 2,238Before him are Paolo Romeo, Pino Puglisi, Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Geraldo Majella Agnelo, Herman of Alaska, and Finnian of Clonard. After him are Sebastian Koto Khoarai, Tadevuš Kandrusievič, Ajahn Brahm, Jean-Pierre Kutwa, Zecharias Frankel, and Sadhu Sundar Singh.

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Among people born in 1287, Richard de Bury ranks 6Before him are Robert III of Artois, Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, William I, Count of Hainaut, Luchino Visconti, and Hugh Despenser the younger.  Among people deceased in 1345, Richard de Bury ranks 10Before him are William II, Count of Hainaut, Constanza Manuel, John of Montfort, Sancia of Majorca, Alexios Apokaukos, and Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard de Bury ranks 3,083 out of 7,765Before him are John McDouall Stuart (1815), Carey Mulligan (1985), C. P. Snow (1905), Robert Simson (1687), Peter Grant (1935), and David Stirling (1915). After him are John McVie (1945), John Hartley (1849), Edwin Flack (1873), Roland Penrose (1900), John Michael Wright (1617), and Steven Wilson (1967).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Richard de Bury ranks 68Before him are Anne Hutchinson (1591), Wilfrid (634), Richard Hooker (1554), Richard of Chichester (1197), Hugh Latimer (1485), and Aldhelm (639). After him are Ajahn Brahm (1951), Ælfheah of Canterbury (954), Swithun (800), John Colet (1467), Hilda of Whitby (614), and Matthew Webb (1848).