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 39,939 page views. His biography is available in 16 different languages on Wikipedia. Richard de Bury is the 1,639th most popular religious figure, the 2,299th most popular biography from United Kingdom and the 56th most popular British Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Richard de Bury ranks 1,639 out of 2,272Before him are Bernardino López de Carvajal, Theodore of Tarsus, Anna Wierzbicka, Abraham a Sancta Clara, Ignatius IV of Antioch, and Innocent of Alaska. After him are Hans Hermann Groër, Jeralean Talley, Benjamin I of Constantinople, Nirmala Srivastava, Karekin I, and Ricardo María Carles Gordó.

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Among people born in 1287, Richard de Bury ranks 5Before him are Roger Mortimer, 1st Earl of March, Robert III of Artois, William I, Count of Hainaut, and Luchino Visconti. After him is Hugh Despenser the younger. Among people deceased in 1345, Richard de Bury ranks 8Before him are Constanza Manuel, Jacob van Artevelde, William II, Count of Hainaut, Sati Beg, Alexios Apokaukos, and John of Montfort. After him is Henry, 3rd Earl of Lancaster.

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In United Kingdom

Among people born in United Kingdom, Richard de Bury ranks 2,299 out of 6,924Before him are Edmund Goulding (1891), Guy Edwards (1942), Lesley-Anne Down (1954), Evelyn Beatrice Hall (1868), Peter James (1948), and Ernst Wilhelm Bohle (1903). After him are Norman Wisdom (1915), David Tennant (1971), Galyani Vadhana (1923), Tony Brooks (1932), Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton (1831), and Pauline Moran (1947).

Among RELIGIOUS FIGURES In United Kingdom

Among religious figures born in United Kingdom, Richard de Bury ranks 56Before him are Joseph Butler (1692), Charles Wesley (1707), Asser (900), Matthew Stewart, 4th Earl of Lennox (1516), Agnes Baden-Powell (1858), and George Cruikshank (1792). After him are Willehad (735), Richard Hooker (1554), Æthelthryth (636), Benedict Biscop (628), Ælfheah of Canterbury (954), and Wilfrid (634).