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Report No. a340

Nicholas de Aquila

fl. c.1190–1217


Alternative Names

Nicholas de l’Aigle



Dean of Chichester (c.1197–1217), probably taught canon law at Oxford during the 1190s, alongside with Johannes de Tynmouth and Simon of Southwell. Elected bishop of Chicester in 1209 but never consecrated.



No. 1

Quaestiones Londinenses. Opinions of Nicholaus form the core of the Quaestiones Londinenses, q.v.

No. 2

Glossa. A gloss signed ‘N. de Aqi.’ has been found in an English Decretum manuscript and printed.


Text(s) – Manuscripts

No. 1

Quaestiones Londinenses.


Leipzig, Universitätsbibl. 975, fol. 219–233v


Oxford, Bodleian Libr. Laud Misc. 646, fol. 184–187v (ends at D.79 c.8)


Paris, BN lat. 4288, fol. 77–138


Paris, BN lat. 14320, fol. 76–97v


Paris, Bibl. Mazarine 1041, fol. 97–120v (ends at C.33 q.3)


Worcester, Cath. Libr. F 159, fol. 153–76v

No. 2



Cambridge, Gonville & Caius Coll. 676, fol. 129va


Text(s) – Modern Editions

No. 2


Modern Editions

Ed. S. Kuttner and E. Rathbone in Traditio, 7 (1949/51) 347.



A. Emden, A Biographical register of the Uinversity of Oxford to A. D. 1500 (Oxford 1957) 1.571.

S. Kuttner, ‘Bernardus Compostellanus Antiquus’, Traditio, 1 (1943) 317, 320, 325, 347.

S. Kuttner, Repertorium 252.