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Report No. t246

Nicolaus de Plove

fl. first half of 15th c.


Alternative Names

Nicolaus de Błonie (Ploue, Plowe)



Little is known of N’s life. That he came from Błonie seems clear. There are two places of that name in modern Poland, one closer to Warszawa, the other closer to Kraków. The former seems more likely granted B’s other associations. ‘Ploue’ and ‘Plowe’, which are more common in the manuscripts and printed editions, would seem to be attempts to Latinize ‘Błonie’. B. is called a ‘doctor decretorum’ in the manuscripts. He preached in Płock, and became the chaplain of the bishop of Poznań. Bishop Stanislaus I of Poznań (1427-1438) commissioned his treatise De sacramentis, which was approved by the chapter and commended to the use of the clergy of the diocese. It is a single work, many times printed. It is broken up into parts in TUI 1584 (TUI 1584 t. 14 and 15.2).

Source: Not in MEMJ. J. F. Schulte, in ADB.

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