Richard of Bury
Bibliophile, Benedictine, Bishop of Durham, England.
Born in 1286 at Bury Saint Edmund's, Suffolk, England; died in 1345 at Auckland Durham, England.
Son of Sir Richard Aungerville.
Educated at Oxford and became a Benedictine at Durham.
High chancellor and treasurer of England in the reign of Edward III.
He founded a library in Durham College, Oxford, bequeathing his books to it.
He is chiefly remembered for his , written to inculcate in the clergy the pursuit of learning and the love of books.
New Catholic Dictionary