Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Blysse, John

BLYSSE, JOHN, M.D. (d. 1530), was born in the diocese of Bath and Wells, took his B.A. degree at Oxford. June 1507, and was elected probationary fellow of Merton in 1509, having the character of 'an excellent disputant in philosophy.' He proceeded in arts, and applied himself to the study of medicine. He came to London, and practised in 1525, becoming a member of the College of Physicians. Being an astronomer as well as a physician, he left certain 'astronomical tables' at Merton, which have disappeared long ago. He died a Dominican, and was buried in the church of the Blackfriars at London.

[Wood's Athenæ Oxon. (Bliss), i. 57.]