John Baconthorpe

(c. 1290—1348) Carmelite friar and theologian

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John Baconthorpe, or Baco, was born around 1290 in Baconsthorpe, Norfolk. He entered the Carmelite convent of Blakeney, Norfolk and studied theology at Oxford under Robert Walshingham OCarm. He completed his theological studies in Paris, where he studied under Gui Terreni OCarm. He delivered his bachelor lectures on Peter Lombard's Sentences either in 1319–20 or in 1320–21. He incepted in Paris between 1322 and 1324. Upon his return to England, Baconthorpe served as minister of the English province of the Carmelites from c.1327 to 1333. He probably taught theology at Cambridge and Oxford. He died after 1345, probably in 1348.


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