English friar originally from Herfordshire, he taught at Paris, where John Duns Scotus was among his students, author of a commentary on the Sentences, from which which is taken his treatise on the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary.
From the town of Duns in Berwickshire, Scotland, John entered the Friars Minor and was later ordained a priest (1291). After studies at Greyfriars, Oxford, he was lecturing in Paris by 1302, and in Cologne in 1307. He died there in 1308. His works include a commentary on the Sentences, and one on Aristotle's Metaphysics, Quodlibetal Questions and Questions on Greek logical texts.
French native from the region near Cahors, he joined the Friars Minor before 1312, and lectured in theology at Bologna and Toulouse, becoming regent master at Paris by 1318. He was named Archbishop of Aix-en-Provence by Pope John XXII in 1321.
Bibliotheca Franciscana Scholastica Medii Aevi, 1957 et seqq. In 8° mai.
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