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Alnwick, Martin (d. 1336), Franciscan friar, theologian, and philosopher, doubtless came from Northumberland. Possibly the Martinus occasionally recorded as participating in Oxford disputations in the last years of the thirteenth century, he was certainly at Oxford by 1300, when he was among the friars presented to the bishop of ...

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Bacon [Bakun], Roger (c. 1214–1292?), philosopher and Franciscan friar, is by inference from his later career usually assigned a birth date about 1214, and from early traditions it seems that he came from the south-west of England, perhaps near Ilchester in Somerset.

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Brinkley, Richard (fl. 1355–1375), Franciscan friar, theologian, and philosopher, was for a long time mistakenly referred to as Walter Brinkley. Nothing is known of his early life, except that he joined his order in Oxford. Brinkley's philosophical and theological ideas circulated at the ...

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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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Chatton [Catton], Walter (d. 1343/4), Franciscan friar, philosopher, and theologian, probably derived his name from Catton in Northumberland, a few miles south-west of Hexham. He entered the Franciscan order as a ‘boy’, that is, under the age of fourteen, and since he was ordained subdeacon in 1307 by ...

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Heston, Walter (d. in or before 1359), Carmelite theologian and philosopher, joined the order in Stamford. He studied at Cambridge University and had achieved his doctorate there by 10 September 1337, when he was licensed to hear confessions for two years in Ely...

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Le Grand, Antoine (1627/8–1699), Franciscan friar and philosopher, was born in the neighbourhood of Douai, in the Spanish Netherlands. Nothing is known of his life until he entered the English province of the Franciscan Recollects at St Bonaventure's, Douai, in 1647; he took his vows in 1648. Ordained priest in 1653, he was appointed a lector in philosophy in 1655. In the following year he was appointed to preach and hear confessions, and was sent to teach philosophy in ...

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Middleton, Richard of [Richard de Mediavilla] (d. 1302/3), Franciscan friar, theologian, and philosopher, was born about the middle of the thirteenth century in either England or France. The issue of his country of origin has given rise to much discussion, and remains unresolved, but it is at least possible that he was a member of the ...

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Ockham, Nicholas (d. c. 1320), Franciscan friar, theologian, and philosopher, was born in Ockham in Surrey. The course of his career suggests that he was born in the early 1240s. After joining the Franciscan order he was sent to Paris for his first theological studies, between 1270 and 1274, most likely attending the lectures of ...

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Tunsted, Simon (d. 1369), Franciscan schoolman, was born in Norwich of a Norfolk family. His surname derives from the village of Tunsted to the north-east of Norwich. The custom in the English Franciscan province was initially for friars to take the name of their home town, and it is this name that is given where friars appear in episcopal registers. ...