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Masters And Students In The 1490s

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This chapter deals with the teachers of the fifteenth century, between 1491 and 1495, who, for the most part, had been trained in the 1470s and 1480s. Three professors stand out for their productivity as scholars and also as teachers amongst most of the arts' masters teaching at the university in the 1490s - John of Glogovia, Albert of Brudzewo, and James of Gostynin. The author assumes that Copernicus attended classes towards degrees and that he followed the prescribed order and did not create his own academic program as it suited him. The chapter concludes that most of Copernicus's likely teachers did not write commentaries on works of philosophy or mathematics. They rather went on to the study of theology, medicine, or law. These instructors very likely leaned on masters like John of Glogovia, Albert of Brudzewo, and Michael of Biestrzykowa.

Keywords: Albert of Brudzewo; Copernicus; James of Gostynin; John of Glogovia; Michael of Biestrzykowa; teachers; university; University of Cracow



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