Richard de Bury

Religious Leader

1287 – 1345

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Who was Richard de Bury?

Richard de Bury, 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. The "Philobiblon" is considered the earliest books to discuss librarianship in-depth.

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Born
Jan 24, 1287
Bury St Edmunds
Also known as
  • Richard Aungerville
  • Richard Aungervyle
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • University of Oxford
Lived in
  • Suffolk
Died
Apr 14, 1345
Bishop Auckland

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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