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Butler, William (d. after 1416), Franciscan friar and theologian

Anne Hudson

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/4216

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Butler, William (d. after 1416), Franciscan friar and theologian, had become a regent master at Oxford by 1401, when he opposed in the schools the translation of the scriptures into English. He seems to have been elected provincial minister of the Franciscans on 3 May 1406 on the deposition of ...

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