Capellanus, John (DNB00)

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Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 09
Capellanus, John

by Thomas Andrew Archer
Not found under this name in the ODNB; implied is that this is Walton, John (fl.1410).

CAPELLANUS, JOHN (fl. 1410?), translated the 'De Consolatione Philosophiae' of Boethius into English verse. Copies of this translation are still preserved, according to Tanner, in the library of Lincoln Cathedral (i. 53) and in the British Museum (Harl, MS. xxxiv. A 5). Another copy, imperfect towards the beginning, is to be found among the Sloane MSS. This writer, who seems to haye been unknown to Leland, Bale, and Pits, flourished, if we may trust the statement of Tanner, about 1410.

[Tanner's Bibl. Brit.-Hib. p. 151.]

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