Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

John Scottus [called John Eriugena, John Scottus Eriugena]locked

(fl. c. 845–c. 870)
  • John Marenbon


John Scottus [called John Eriugena, John Scottus Eriugena] (fl.c. 845–c. 870), theologian, who was born in Ireland and died probably in Francia, was the outstanding philosopher of the ninth century.

John Scottus—as he is called in contemporary sources—was an Irishman: ...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription