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Roger Bacon
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(c. 1214/1220, England – c. 1292). After studying arts in Oxford and perhaps in Paris (M.A. c. 1236/1240), Bacon taught in the Paris faculty of arts until about 1247. It is uncertain whether he then returned to England, and where he entered the Franciscan order (probably before 1256). After theological studies (in Oxford?) he was again in Paris around 1257. Here, c. 1263, he found a patron in Cardinal Gui Foucois (Guy Foulques the Fat), later Pope Clement IV (1265–1268), to whom he sent several works on request (including the Opus maius, the Opus minus, and perhaps the Opus t…

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Roger Bacon”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025034>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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