NICOLAS ORESME (c. 1320-1382), French bishop, celebrated for his numerous works in both French and Latin on scholastic, scientific and political questions, was born in Normandy at the opening of the 14th century.
Oresme was the author of several works on astrology, in which he showed its falseness as a science and denounced its practice.
See Francis Meunier, Essai sur la vie et les ouvrages de Nicole Oresme (Paris, 1857); Feret, La Faculte de theologie de 1' Universite de Paris (Paris, 1896, t.
p. 290 sqq.); E mile Bridrey, Nicole Oresme.
This disastrous financial expedient was made good later, the coinage being established on a firm basis during the last sixteen years of Charles's reign in accordance with the principles of Nicolas Oresme.
He gathered round him a group of distinguished writers and thinkers, among whom were Raoul de Presles, Philippe de Mezieres, Nicolas Oresme and others.
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