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Bockenfield [Bocfeld, Buckfield], Adam of (d. 1279x92), commentator on Aristotle, was born at Bockenfield near Morpeth in Northumberland, on lands he eventually inherited from his father, Robert of Graunteleye. Since Adam's name differs from his father's, the supposition is that his name is toponymic. ...

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Burley, Walter (b. 1274/5, d. in or after 1344), philosopher and commentator on Aristotle, was born (on the evidence of a note in one of his own works which records his age as sixty-two in 1337) in 1274 or 1275, possibly either at ...

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Conches, William de (c. 1085–c. 1154), grammarian and commentator on classical texts, derived from Conches in south-east Normandy. The most important source for his life is the Metalogicon of John of Salisbury, who studied under William between 1138 and 1141. John says that ...

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Grocyn, William (1449?–1519), cleric and Greek scholar, was son of a tenant of Winchester College at Colerne, Wiltshire, and lived as a boy in the parish of St Nicholas, Bristol. Scholar of Winchester College on 26 September 1463, he took the statutory oath there on 17 January 1465. Admitted scholar of ...

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Trevet [Trivet], Nicholas (b. 1257x65, d. in or after 1334), Dominican friar and biblical and classical scholar, was born in Somerset, probably between 1257 and 1265—in the preface to his commentary on Seneca's Declamations, written between 1307 and 1314, he reveals his age as forty-nine. He was the second son of ...