Richard Whately, an English prelate, born in London, Feb. 1, 1787, died in Dublin, Oct. 8, 1863. He graduated at Oxford in 1808, became a fellow of Oriel college in 1811, was appointed Bampton lecturer in 1822, and the same year became rector of Halesworth in Suffolk. In 1825 he was chosen principal of St. Alban's hall, Oxford, in 1830 was appointed professor of political economy at Oxford, and in 1831 was consecrated archbishop of Dublin and bishop of Glendalagh. He took an active part in establishing the " national system of education" in Ireland, and endowed the professorship of political economy in the university of Dublin. He resigned his connection with the board of Irish education in 1853. In theology he is reckoned one of. the founders of the broad church party. His most important works are: " Historic Doubts relative to Napoleon Bonaparte" (London, 1819); "On the Use and Abuse of Party Feeling in Religion " (Bampton lectures, 1822); " The Christian's Duty with respect to the Established Government and the Laws " (1821); u Essays on some of the Peculiarities of the Christian Religion" (1825; new American ed., Andover, 1870); "Elements of Logic" (1826); "Elements of Rhetoric" (1828); "Essays on some of the Difficulties in the Writings of St. Paul," etc. (1828); " Introductory Lectures to Political Economy" (1831); "Introductory Lectures on the Study of St. Paul's Epistles " (1849); "English Synonymes" (1851); "Bacon's Essays, with Notes" (1856); "Scripture Doctrine concerning the Sacraments" (1857); " Introductory Lessons on Mind " (1859); "Introductory Lessons on the British Constitution " (1859); " Lectures on some of the Parables" (1860); "Lectures on Prayer" (1860); "General View of the Rise, Progress, and Corruption of Christianity, with a Sketch of the Author, and a catalogue of his Writings" (New York, 1860); and "Miscellaneous Lectures and Reviews" (London, 1861). His " Miscellaneous Remains " have been edited by Miss E. J. Whately (1864).