Twyne, Brian an English divine, was born in 1579, and admitted a scholar of Corpus Christi College in 1594. He was admitted probationer fellow in 1605, and, entering into holy orders, took the degree of B.D. in 1610. In 1614 he was made Greek reader of his college, in which office he acquitted himself with credit, but left his college in 1623. He was afterwards presented to the vicarage of Rye, Sussex, but passed most of his time at Oxford'in reading, writing, and contemplation. He died in. St. Aldate's, July 4,1644. .He published Antiquitatis Academice Oxoniensis Apologia, etc. (Oxon. 1608, 4to).