Rev. Dr Richard Busby was born on 22 September 1606 and died on 6 April 1695. He served as head master of Westminster School for more than fifty-five years.
Reverend Busby is buried beneath the black and white marble pavement of the choir of Westminster Abbey, which he gifted to the abbey in 1677.
His English Introduction to Latin has been made into an audiobook by Latinum.
Busby's Syntax 13
Russel Barker wrote a memoir, which is available on archive.org.
He was famous for his liberal use of corporal punishment to discipline the boys. His pupils included the poet John Dryden, architect Christopher Wren, and scientist Robert Hooke.
Among the more illustrious of his pupils were Christopher Wren, Robert Hooke, Robert South, John Dryden, John Locke, Matthew Prior, Thomas Millington and Francis Atterbury.
Richard Busby with pupil
John Riley (1646 - 1691).
Oil on Canvas
124.5 x 99.1 cms
Christ Church College
Image from Art UK