Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900/Occam, Nicholas of

Nicholas Ockham in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

OCCAM, NICHOLAS of (fl. 1280), Franciscan, also called Nicholas de Hotham, was eighteenth regent doctor of theology among the Franciscans at Oxford. Several ‘Quæstiones’ disputed by him at Oxford are preserved in Codex 158 in the Municipal (formerly Conventual) Library at Assisi. Leland mentions several of his works on the authority of the lost ‘Catalogue of learned Franciscans;’ none of these appear to be extant. A manuscript in the cathedral library at Worcester, entitled ‘Sermones Occham,’ may contain sermons by Nicholas; they are certainly not by the great William Ockham [q. v.]

[Tanner's Bibliotheca; Grey Friars in Oxford (Oxford Hist. Soc.)]

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