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Geoffrey the Grammarian (fl. 1440), lexicographer and Dominican friar, is the identity attached by tradition to the compiler of the Anglo-Latin dictionary known as the Promptorium parvulorum. In a Latin preamble the compiler says of himself only that he is 'fratrem predicatorem reclusum Lenne Episcopi', and that he completed the work in 1440. It has been widely accepted that this means that, like the spiritual adviser who encouraged ...

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Pinnock, Osbern [known as Osburn Pinnuc Claudianus] (fl. c. 1148), Benedictine monk, theologian, and lexicographer, was a monk at St Peter's Abbey, Gloucester, under Abbot Hamelin (1148–79) and possibly Gilbert Foliot (1139–48). The name Pinnuc (BL, Royal MS 8 B.xxi) suggests birth near ...

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Roger [called Roger Computista] (fl. after 1350), lexicographer and Benedictine monk, is known only from references in his own biblical dictionary, Expositiones vocabulorum quae sunt in Biblia. No evidence survives to account for the sobriquet Computista under which he is commonly known, though it may refer to mathematical skills. In the ...

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Simson, Andrew (c. 1526–1591?), grammarian and Church of Scotland minister, studied at King's College, Aberdeen, probably under the humanist John Vaus and certainly under his assistant and successor Theophilus Stewart. By late May 1550 he was master of the grammar school at Perth...

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Tonneys, John (d. 1514), prior of the Austin friars, London, and grammarian, was a native of Norfolk and received his early education at the Augustinian friary in Norwich. It was probably here that he entered the order. He is said by Blomefield to have become prior of the ...