John Holywood; Joannes de Sacrobosco

Died 1256 A monk of English origin, professor of astronomy at Paris. He wrote the "De sphrera," an astronomical text-book which had an immense vogue in the 13th century and was published in almost a hundred editions before the adoption of the new Copernican theory. (17th century)

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