White (Whyte, or Vitus), Richard
White (Whyte, or Vitus), Richard an English historian, antiquary, and afterwards Catholic priest, was born at Basingstoke, Hampshire. He was educated at Winchester School; admitted fellow of New College, Oxford, in 1557; lost his fellowship on account of his attachment to Romanism in 1564; became regius professor of civil and canon law at Douay, in which relation he remained nearly twenty years; was appointed by that university tie chancellor, or rector magnificus; was created count palatine by the emperor; after the loss of his second wife, was ordained priest and made a canon of St. Peter's Church in Dotiay. He died in 1612 and was buried in St. James's Church. Among his publications were, AElia Laelia Crispis; Epitaphium Antiquum quod in Agro Bononiensi adhuc Videtur, etc. (1618): — Orationes Quinque (1596): — Notae ad Leges Decemvirorum in Duodecim Tabulis (1597): — and Historiae Britannicae Insulae ab Origine Mundi ad Annun Domini Octinagentesimum (1602).