John of Lignères
BornDiocese of Amiens (Somme), France, circa1290
Flourished: Paris, (France), first half of the thirteenth century
John of Lignères helped to perfect the Latin Alfonsine Tables and is probably the central figure in their dissemination within Latin Christendom.
Except that John of Lignères lived in Paris about 1320–1335, little is known about his life. On account of his many alternate names, his birth place was probably the (hamlet) Lignères (Picardie), lying 37 km Southeast of Amiens (29 km north of Compiègne). His works were often confused among themselves and with those of other contemporary Paris astronomers named John: John of Muris, John of Saxony, John of Speyer, John of Sicily, and John of Montfort. John of Lignères, a mathematician and astronomer, appears to be the central figure in the dissemination of the Alfonsine...
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