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Dietrich of Freiberg
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(c. 1240 – c. 1318/1320) studied in German Dominican colleges and in Paris from 1272 to 1274. In 1280, he became a lecturer in Trier, from 1293 to 1296 the provincial prior of the order's German province, and from 1294 to 1296 its vicar general. In 1297, he became magister of theology in Paris. In 1310, he temporarily governed the German sub-province of Teutonia. Dietrich primarily concerned himself with epistemology and the theory of the intellect, but also with questions of natural science (theory of colors, theory of the rain…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Dietrich of Freiberg”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 November 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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