Stanyhurst, Richard a learned Irish divine, was born in Dublin, about 1545 or 1546; and, having received a preparatory education in his native city, entered University College, Oxford, in 1563. After taking his degree of A.B. he studied law, but returned eventually to Ireland, where he married, and became a Roman Catholic. Losing his wife, he entered into orders, and was made chaplain to Albert, archduke of Austria, at Brussels. At this place he died in 1618. In addition to other works, he wrote, De Vita S. Patrici Hybernioe Apostoli, Lib. II (Antwerp, 1587, sm. 8vo): — Hebdomada Mariana (1609, 8vo): — Hebdomada Eucharistica (Duaci, 1614, 8vo): — The Principles of Catholic Religion. See Allibone, Dict. of Brit. and Amer. Authors, s.v.