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Duns Scotus, John
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(“Doctor subtilis”; 1265/66 Duns?, Scotland – Nov 8, 1308, Cologne). There is great uncertainty on the biography of Duns Scotus. He came from Scotland, entered the Franciscan Order (Franciscans), and studied at Oxford and possibly Paris. He was ordained a priest in 1291. Whether he first taught at Cambridge is under dispute. Around 1300, he lectured at Oxford on the Sentences of Peter Lombard; likewise in Paris beginning in 1302. He was expelled from the country in 1303 for refusing a council support for Philip the Fair's case against Pope Boniface VIII. He returned to…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Duns Scotus, John”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 August 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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