John of Wales

(c. 1238—1285) Franciscan friar and theologian

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A Franciscan who taught at Oxford and Paris from the 1250s until the 1280s. He compiled a series of handbooks for preachers, including the Breviloquium de virtutibus and the Communiloquium. Filled with exempla drawn from a wide range of classical and Christian sources, they were popular for three centuries. See alsosermon.

From The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

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