Richard of Bury

[seal of 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 Philobiblon, written to inculcate in the clergy the pursuit of learning and the love of books.

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