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Alanus Anglicus (fl. c. 1190–c. 1210), canonist, was an Englishman who studied and taught canon law at Bologna. Little is known of his life. There is no firm evidence to support the speculation that he was identical with the 'Alanus, clerk of the lord pope ...

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Bisset, Peter (supp. fl. 1401), canonist, is said to have studied at St Andrews University. According to Thomas Dempster, and by other authors who followed his lead, Bisset was a professor of canon law at Bologna in 1401, and wrote treatises entitled 'De irregularitate liber unus'...

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Cú Chuimne (d. 747), canonist and hymn writer, is associated with Columba's monastery of Iona in a colophon found in the Paris manuscript Bibliothèque Nationale, MS Lat. 12021. His date of birth is unknown but his obit is recorded in 747 in the annals of ...

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Finingham, Robert (fl. c. 1378), canonist, presumably came from Finingham, Suffolk, and became a Franciscan friar at Norwich. His name and convent are given by Bale, who in his Index attributes to him a work De excommunicationibus, found as a single work in a ...

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Heete [Woodstock], Robert (d. 1433), canonist and chaplain, was presumably a native of Woodstock, Oxfordshire. He became a scholar of Winchester College in 1400 and in 1405 a scholar of New College, Oxford. He became a fellow in 1408 and was admitted bachelor of canon law about 1415. ...

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Honorius (d. c. 1213), canonist, was of unknown origins. He may have been rector of Willesborough, Kent, from 1184 or 1185, but was more certainly first a clerk (from c.1191) and then official (from 1195) of Archbishop Geoffrey (d. 1212) of ...

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Pucelle, Gerard (d. 1184), canonist and bishop of Coventry, is of unknown origins, though his surname suggests French or Norman provenance. He was a teacher before 1156, lecturing in canon law, perhaps also in theology and civil law, in the schools of Paris...

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Quesnel [Quesuel], Peter (fl. c. 1320), Franciscan friar, canonist, and pastoral theologian, is known only through his popular handbook, Directorium iuris in foro conscientiae et juridiciali, where he is referred to in at least one early manuscript as a Franciscan friar. Bale states that a copy of his work was in the library of ...

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Somercotes [Somerton], Laurence of (fl. 1245–1258), ecclesiastic and canonist, may have been related to Cardinal Robert of Somercotes (d. 1241) and to his contemporary John of Somercotes, a king's clerk. From 1245 until 24 February 1247 he appears in the familia of ...