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Nicole Oresme

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Nicole Oresme (French: [nikɔl ɔʁɛm];[3] c.1320–1325 – 11 July 1382), also known as Nicolas Oresme, Nicholas Oresme, or Nicolas d'Oresme, was a French philosopher of the later Middle Ages. He wrote influential works on economics, mathematics, physics, astrology, astronomy, philosophy, and theology; was Bishop of Lisieux, a translator, a counselor of King Charles V of France, and one of the most original thinkers of 14th-century Europe.[4]

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Nicole Oresme
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Portrait of Nicole Oresme: Miniature from Oresme's Traité de l'espère, Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France, fonds français 565, fol. 1r.
Bornc.1325
Died11 July 1382[1]
Lisieux, Normandy, France
Alma materCollege of Navarre (University of Paris)
EraMedieval philosophy
RegionWestern philosophy
SchoolNominalism[2]
InstitutionsCollege of Navarre (University of Paris)
Main interests
Natural philosophy, astronomy, theology, mathematics
Notable ideas
Rectangular co-ordinates, first proof of the divergence of the harmonic series, mean speed theorem
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