William of Moerbeke

William of Moerbeke Greek Writer

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Birthday 30th November, 1214
Birthplace Moerbeke, Holy Roman Empire
Died 1286
Place of Death Corinth, Principality of Achaea
Nationality Greek
Occupation Text Philosopher, Catholic cleric
Occupation Writer

William of Moerbeke, O.P. (Dutch: Willem van Moerbeke; Latin: Gulielmus de Morbeka; 1215–35 – c. 1286),
was a prolific medieval translator of philosophical, medical, and scientific texts from Greek language into Latin, enabled by the period of Latin rule of the Byzantine Empire. His translations were influential in his day, when few competing translations were available, and are still respected by modern scholars.

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