Thomas Aquinas
Thomas Aquinas, OP (/əˈkwaɪnəs/; 1225 – 7 March 1274), also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino, was an Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest who was an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in...
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Gervase of Ebstorf
Gervase of Ebstof is best known as the author of the Ebstorf Map, a medieval mappa mundi created in around 1234.He may or may not be the same man as Gervase of Tilbury, author of Otia Imperialia, "Rec...
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Divine simplicity
In theology, the doctrine of divine simplicity says that God is without parts. The general idea of divine simplicity can be stated in this way: the being of God is identical to the "attributes" of Go...
Accursius
Accursius (in Italian Accursio, Accorso or also Accorso di Bagnolo; c. 1182 – 1263) was a Roman jurist. He is notable for his organization of the glosses, the medieval comments on Justinian's c...
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Henrik Harpestræng
Henrik Harpestræng (died 2 April 1244) was a Danish botanical and medical author. He was a canon at the Roskilde Cathedral. His name literally means harp string.His greatest work was an urtebog (book ...
Thomism
Thomism is the philosophical school that arose as a legacy of the work and thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274), philosopher, theologian, and Doctor of the Church. In philosophy, his disputed q...
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Thomas Aquinas and the Sacraments
St. Thomas Aquinas's view of the Sacraments can be found through the writings of St. Thomas Aquinas in Summa contra Gentiles and Summa Theologica. As can be seen, Aquinas relied heavily on Scriptural...
Beatific vision
In Christian theology, the beatific vision (Latin: visio beatifica) is the ultimate direct self communication of God to the individual person. A person possessing the beatific vision reaches, as a...
Thomas of Celano
Thomas of Celano (Italian: Tommaso da Celano; c. 1200 – c. 1265) was an Italian friar of the Franciscans (Order of Friars Minor), a poet, and the author of three hagiographies about Saint Francis ...
William of Moerbeke
Willem van Moerbeke, O.P. (1215-35 – c.1286), known in the English speaking world as William of Moerbeke was a prolific medieval translator of philosophical, medical, and scientific texts from ...
Jacques de Vitry
Jacques de Vitry, C.R.S.A., (c. 1160/70 – 1 May 1240) was a French canon regular who was a noted theologian and chronicler of his era. He was elected bishop in 1214 and made cardinal in 1229.
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Apophatic theology
Apophatic theology (from Ancient Greek: ἀπόφασις via ἀπόφημι apophēmi, meaning "to deny"), also known as negative theology, via negativa or via negationis‍ (Latin for "negative way" or "by...
Albert of Stade
Friar Albert of Stade, O.F.M., was a 13th-century chronicler, born before the end of the 12th century, most likely about 1187.
Albert became the abbot of the Benedictine Monastery of St. John in S...
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John of Wales
John of Wales, OFM (Wales, 13th century - Paris 1285), a.k.a. John Waleys and Johannes Guallensis, was a Franciscan theologian who wrote several well-received Latin works, primarily preaching aids, in...
Leonardo Bonacci
Leonardo Bonacci (c. 1170 – c. 1250)—known as Fibonacci ([fiboˈnattʃi]), and also Leonardo of Pisa, Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, Leonardo Fibonacci—was an Italian mathematician, considered to be "the most...
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Robert Grosseteste
Robert Grosseteste (/ˈɡroʊstɛst/ GROHS-test) or Grossetete (/ˈɡroʊsteɪt/ GROHS-tayt; c. 1175 – 9 October 1253) was an English statesman, scholastic philosopher, theologian, scientist and Bishop of Lin...
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Bele Regis Notarius
Anonymus (Latin for "unnamed"; fl. late 12th century – early 13th century) was the notary and chronicler of a Hungarian King, probably Béla III. Little is known about him, but his latinized name began...
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Verbum Supernum Prodiens
Verbum Supernum Prodiens is a Catholic hymn in long metre by St Thomas Aquinas. It was written for the Hour of Lauds in the Divine Office of Corpus Christi. It is about the institution of the Eucharis...
School of Salamanca
The School of Salamanca (Spanish: Escuela de Salamanca) is the Renaissance of thought in diverse intellectual areas by Spanish and Portuguese theologians, rooted in the intellectual and pedagogi...
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Gervase of Melkley
Gervase of Melkley or Gervase of Melkeley (born c. 1185, fl. 1200–1219) was a French scholar and poet.
Gervais was born in England c. 1185.Around 1200, he studied in France, probably in Rouen, und...
Fibonacci number
In mathematics, the Fibonacci numbers or Fibonacci sequence are the numbers in the following integer sequence:or (often, in modern usage):By definition, the first two numbers in the Fibonacci sequence...
Albertanus of Brescia
Albertanus of Brescia (Italian: Albertano da Brescia, ca. 1195 – ca. 1251), author of Latin social treatises and sermons.
Albertanus was from Brescia, in northern Italy, but little is known ...
John of Capua
John of Capua (fl. 1262-1269) was an Italian Jewish convert to Christianity, and a translator. He translated Rabbi Joel's Hebrew version of Kalilah wa-Dimnah into Latin under the title Directorium Vit...
Sicard of Cremona
Sicardus of Cremona (Latin: Sicardus Cremonensis; Italian: Sicardo) (1155–1215) was an Italian prelate, historian and writer.Sicardo was born into a Cremonese family, probably the Casalaschi. He studi...
Stephen of Bourbon
Stephen of Bourbon was a writer and preacher, especially noted as a historian of medieval heresies, b. in Belleville (Archdiocese of Lyons) towards the end of the twelfth century; d. around 1261.Havin...
Roger Bacon
Roger Bacon, OFM (/ˈbeɪkən/; c. 1214 – June 1292?; scholastic accolade Doctor Mirabilis, meaning "wonderful teacher"), was an English philosopher and Franciscan friar who placed considerable emphasis ...
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John of Tynemouth (geometer)
John of Tynemouth was a 13th-century mathematician and geometer.Little is known of his background, but he authored the Liber de curvis superficiebus Archimenidis, a tract about Archimedes' measurement...
Bonaventure
Saint Bonaventure, O.F.M. (Italian: San Bonaventura; 1221 – 15 July 1274), born Giovanni di Fidanza, was an Italian medieval scholastic theologian and philosopher. The seventh Minister Genera...
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Bartholomew of Trent
Bartholomew of Trent (ca 1200 — 1251) was a Dominican hagiographer and papal diplomat. His Epilogum in gesta sanctorum (Afterword on the Deeds of the Saints), which set a new style in hagiography desi...
Hélinand of Froidmont
Hélinand of Froidmont (c. 1150—after 1229 (probably 1237)) was a medieval poet, chronicler, and ecclesiastical writer. He was born of Flemish parents at Pronleroy in Oise in France c. 1150; his date o...