Oresme, Nicolas a learned French prelate, was born at Caen, Normandy, in the 13th century. He was educated at the university in Paris, and was appointed grand master of the College of Navarre in 1355, and was finally made bishopof Lisieux in 1377. He died in 1382. He published several scientific treatises, translated the Ethics and Politics of Aristotle into French, and contributed to theological literature the following work: Liber de Anti-Christo ejusque ministris ac de ejusdem indventu, signis propinquis simul ac remotis IV continens particulas, and several Sermons. He has also been credited with a French popular version of the Scriptures, but there is no ground for such assertion. See Du Pin, Bibliotheque des Aut. Eccles. 14ieme Seicle; Moreri, Grand. Dict, Hist s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.