Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

2014 Edition
| Editors: Thomas Hockey, Virginia Trimble, Thomas R. Williams, Katherine Bracher, Richard A. Jarrell, Jordan D. MarchéII, JoAnn Palmeri, Daniel W. E. Green

John of Montfort

Reference work entry

FlourishedFrance, first half of the fourteenth century

Nothing is known of John of Montfort’s life. A table of lunar velocity, included in some manuscript containing the corpus of the Alfonsine tables revised in Paris in the first half of the fourteenth century, is ascribed to him. It was based on the final Ptolemaic model of the lunar motion and dated in 1332, like a similar table ascribed to John of Genua.

Selected References

  1. Chabas, Jose, Bernard R. Goldstein (2003). The Alfonsine Tables of Toledo, Dordrecht, Boston, London, Kluwer Academic Publishers, p. 290.Google Scholar
  2. Goldstein, Bernard R. (1992). “Lunar Velocity in the Ptolemaic Tradition” in The investigation of difficult things: Essays on Newton and the history of the exact sciences eds. P. M. Harman, Alan E. Shapiro, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 3–17.Google Scholar

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  1. 1.MilanItaly