Sacrobosco (or Holywood), John De

Sacrobosco (Or Holywood), John De, an English ecclesiastic of the 13th century, is supposed to have been born at Halifax, in Yorkshire, but is claimed also as a native of Ireland and Scotland. He became a canon regular of the Order of St. Augustine in the monastery of Holywood, in Nithsdale. He afterwards went to Paris, and became professor of mathematics. His death occurred in 1256. His principal work was Sphaera Mundi (1648, 8vo). Other works were, De Anni Ratione, seu de Computo Ecclesiastico: — De AIgorismo.

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