Adenulf of Anagni

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Secular Parisian scholastic; b. Anagni, c. 1225; d. Paris, Aug. 26, 1289. A nephew of gregory ix, he studied arts and theology at Paris, being regent master in theology c. 1272 to 1288. Of his works there are extant two commentaries on Aristotle, a quodlibet, about ten sermons, and a canonical treatise. He may have written the commentaries on the Psalms and Apocalypse published under the name of albert the great. A canon of Paris, provost of Saint-Omer, a rich and liberal man, he fostered studies, students, and the transcription of manuscripts, among them the commentary of St. thomas aquinas on St. John. He was twice proposed for a bishopric (Narbonne and Paris), but found refuge among the canons of Saint-Victor. He bequeathed almost 40 magnificent manuscripts to Saint-Victor and the Sorbonne.

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