Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Lamborn, Reginald

LAMBORN, REGINALD, D.D. (fl. 1363), astronomer, studied under the astronomers William Rede and John Aschendon, at Merton College, where he became B.D. In 1363 and 1367 he was a monk in the Benedictine monastery of Eynaham, Oxfordshire; in 1376 he appears as D.D. and monk of St. Marr, York. Some time after this he entered the Franciscan order at Oxford, and died at Northampton. Two letters of his on astronomical subjects are extant in manuscript; the first, written in 1363-4, and addressed to John London, treats of 'the signification of the eclipses of the moon in the months of March and September of the present year;' the second, written in 1367, probably to William Rede, deals with 'the conjunctions of Saturn, Jupiter, and Mars, with a prognostication of the evils probably arising there-from in the years 1368 to 1374.'

[Bodl. MS. Digby, 176, ff. 40, 56; Mon. Francisc. i. 543; Tanner's Bibliotheca.]

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