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William of Moerbeke

(d. 1286)


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(d. 1286),

translator of Greek philosophical and scientific works. He was in Greece, as a Dominican, in 1260. By 1267 he was at Viterbo and until 1279 was attached to the Curia as Papal penitentiary. In 1278 he was consecrated Abp. of Corinth. By 1283 he was again attached to the Papal court. He translated into Latin or revised existing translations of works of Aristotle, of Proclus (whose Tria opuscula were long known only in his translations), and of other Greek philosophers and ancient commentators on Aristotle.

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


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