Johannes a Sacrobosco

Sacrobosco, Johannes a, a philosopher and mathematician, who lived in the 13th century, is supposed to have been born at Hollywood ("Sacrobosco"), County of Wicklow. He is said to have been educated at Oxford, and spent most of his life in Paris, where he died about 1235. The inscription on his tomb in the Convent of St. Maturine is given in Harris's Ware. He was the author of numerous works, of which may be mentioned his treatise De Sphaera, first printed in Venice in 1518.


339. Ware, Sir James, Works: Walter Harris. 2 vols. Dublin, 1764.