Richard Praty

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Richard Praty
Bishop of Chichester
Appointed 21 April 1438
Term ended August 1445
Predecessor Simon Sydenham
Successor Adam Moleyns
Consecration 27 July 1438
Personal details
Born c. 1390
Died August 1445
Denomination Catholic
Previous post Dean of the Chapel Royal

Richard Praty (or Pratty, c. 1390 – August 1445) was a medieval university Chancellor and Bishop.[1]

After serving as the King's chaplain from 1430, including two years with him in France, Praty was made Dean of the Chapel Royal in 1432.[2] He gave up this position after being nominated, with the active support of the King, to the office of the Bishop of Chichester on 21 April 1438 and consecrated on 27 July 1438.[3] He was also Chancellor of the University of Oxford during 1438–9.

Praty died in August 1445.[3]


  1. ^ Whittick, Christopher (2011). "Praty, Richard (c.1390–1445)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/95138.
  2. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Appendix 5: Chancellors of the University". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 521–522. ISBN 0-333-39917-X.
  3. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 239.


Academic offices
Preceded by
John Carpenter
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
John Norton
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Simon Sydenham
Bishop of Chichester
Succeeded by
Adam Moleyns

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