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Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

pp 1578-1578


Nicholas of Lynn

  • Thomas HockeyAffiliated withDepartment of Earth Science, University of Northern IowaDepartment of Earth Science, University of Northern Iowa Email author 

Alternate Name

Nicholas of Lynne


Nicholas was a Carmelite friar in Oxford. His almanac (then called a Kalendarium) acknowledged – and provided a remedial table to correct for – the error in the Julian calendar, which by Nicholas’s time had led to a 12 March equinox date. The Kalendarium of Nicholas was used by Geoffrey Chaucer in his Canterbury Tales.

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