Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Herbert, William (d.1333?)

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HERBERT, WILLLAM (d. 1333?), Franciscan, is said to have entered the Minorite order at Hereford. Thence he was sent by his convent to the university of Oxford, and in 1290, the only date of any certainty in his life, he was at Paris (Lanercost Chronicle, p. 135). Later he returned to Oxford, where he won great renown as a preacher and philosopher, and became the forty-third reader in divinity to the Franciscans. Before his death—the date of which is arbitrarily placed by Pits in 1333, and by Stevens in 1337 (Cent. to Dugdale's Monasticon)—he returned to Hereford, where hewas buried. According to Leland, he wrote quodlibets and commentaries on Deuteronomy and the Apocalypse.

[Monumenta Franciscana, vol. i. app. ii.; Lanercost Chronicle; Leland, De Scriptoribus Britann.]

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