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Report No. a298

Johannes Hispanus de Compostela

fl. 1223–1261?


Alternative Names

Johannes Hispanus de Petesella; Johannes Compostellanus; Jean d’Espagne; Jean Espagnol de Petesella



Appears as a teacher of canon law at Bologna in 1223. He later went to Padua (1229), but returned sometime before 1244. A document from 1261 places a magister Johannes Yspanus in Decretis in Vicenza, but, given the late date, it is uncertain whether this Johannes is one and the same.



No. 1

Summa super titulis decretalium. (written in 1235/36).


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Summa super titulis decretalium.


Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 1009


Città del Vaticano, BAV Vat. lat. 2543



A. García y García, ‘La Canonística Ibérica (1150–1250) en la investigación reciente’, BMCL, 11 (1981) 63.

A. García y García, ‘Canonistas Gallegos medievales’, Compostellanum, 16 (1971) 114–15.

J. Deshusses, ‘Jean d’Espagne’, in DDC (1957) 6.99.

J. von Schulte, QL 2.81–83.