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Alcock, Simon (d. 1459), scholastic author, was educated at Oxford, where he had proceeded MA by 1422 and DD by 1427, at which date he composed the De arte dictaminis, now MS 184.4 of the library of St John's College, Oxford. He may also have composed the ...

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Balsham, Adam of [Adam de Parvo Ponte] (1100x02?–1157x69?), logician, was born in Balsham, near Cambridge, on the estate of his father, whose family came from Beauvais in France. About 1120 he left England for Paris, at that time the goal of many young Englishmen who aimed to study the arts and theology. By 1132, the date of publication of his major work, the ...

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Barker, John (fl. c. 1471–1482), logician, is first recorded as a king's scholar at Eton College about 1471, who subsequently entered King's College in 1474, was elected a fellow in 1477, and graduated MA in 1479. His Etonian connection may indicate that he was from the south of ...

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Bate, John (d. 1430), logician and theologian, was, according to Leland, born west of the Severn (perhaps in the Welsh marches), but educated at the Carmelite convent in York. As a Carmelite friar he was a member of the London convent when he was ordained deacon by ...

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Billingham [Bullingham], Richard (fl. c. 1344–c. 1361), logician and theologian, was associated with Merton College, Oxford, as a fellow from c.1344 until c.1361. He held many offices at the college, was sub-warden for several years and is said to have presented to the college library tables on logic and philosophy that he had probably compiled himself; this material does not appear to have survived. He obtained from the university the degrees of MA and BTh. In March 1349, following the election of ...

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John M. Fletcher

Bricmore, H. (d. 1382?), logician, is alleged by the early seventeenth-century Scottish writer Thomas Dempster to have been a Scot, a canon of Holyrood Abbey, Edinburgh, though elsewhere it is asserted that he was an Englishman. Dempster states that Bricmore had been sent to ...

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Bryan, John (b. 1492/3, d. after 1521), logician, was a native of London. His family connections are unknown, but he was acquainted with Pietro Carmeliano, Latin secretary to Henry VII, and may have been his protégé. In 1505 he was sent to Eton College...

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Burley, John (d. 1332), Carmelite friar and logician, joined the order in Stamford, and studied at Oxford University, where he incepted as DTh. In 1303 he was one of the Carmelite doctors who supported the provincial William Ludlington in his resistance to the decision of the general chapter establishing the Irish and Scottish houses as a separate province. At the provincial chapter in 1305, presided over by two German Carmelites sent by the prior-general, ...

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Michael J. Fitzgerald

Chilmark, John (d. 1396), logician, was of unknown origins. Almost nothing can be said of his life, except that he had become a fellow of Merton College, Oxford, by 1386, and, that, having been made an MA, he rented schools from Exeter College...

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Cranston, William (c. 1513–1562), logician, is first recorded at Paris, where he became a regent in arts and then rector of the university. He later returned to his native Scotland, to the University of St Andrews, where he was provost of St Salvator's College...