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Grosseteste, Robert
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(c. 1170, Suffolk, England – Oct 8/9, 1253). After studying and teaching the artes liberales in Oxford, he studied theology in Paris and taught again at Oxford (c. 1225–1235) for the Franciscans. In 1229, Grosseteste became archdeacon in Leicester and in 1235 bishop of Lincoln. He participated in the Council in Lyon in 1245. He sought to execute reforms in the religious life of the clergy in his diocese. He translated works by John of Damascus, Dionysius Areopagita, Aristotle (Eth. Nic. and Cael.) from the Greek. Grosseteste wrote commentaries on the Hexaemeron, the Te…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Grosseteste, Robert”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 28 June 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025010>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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