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Francis of Marchia[1] (c. 1290 - after 1344) was an Italian Franciscan theologian scholastic philosopher. He was an ally of William of Ockham and Michael of Cesena, and opponent of Pope John XXII, in the struggles of the Franciscan Spirituals, leading to his expulsion from the order in 1329.

He was commenting on the Sentences of Peter Lombard around 1320[2], but no longer closely bound to Lombard[3]; for example he incidentally theorises on projectile motion[4], views now thought to be taken from Richard Rufus of Cornwall[5]. He was nicknamed Doctor Succinctus[6][7].

In the mid-1320s he took a position at Avignon, where Ockham was at the time[8].


  • Notker Schneider, Die Kosmologie des Franciscus de Marchia: Texte, Quellen, und Untersuchungen zur Naturphilosophie des 14. Jahrhunderts (Leiden, 1991)
  • Russell L. Friedman, Chris Schabel (editors), Francis of Marchia - Theologian and Philosopher: A Franciscan at the University of Paris in the Early Fourteenth Century Vivarium, Volume 44, Number 1, 2006 (Contributors include: Fabrizio Amerini, Russell L. Friedman, Roberto Lambertini, Andrea Robiglio, Chris Schabel, Mark Thakkar, and Fabio Zanin)
  • Sabine Folger-Fonfara Das 'Super'-Transzendentale und die Spaltung der Metaphysik: Der Entwurf des Franziskus von Marchia Leiden, Brill (2008)


  1. ^ Francis of Ascoli, Francis de Marcia, Francesco d'Appignano.
  2. ^ Online text, online text.
  3. ^ George Henry Radcliffe Parkinson, Stuart Shanker, Routledge History of Philosophy (1999), p. 397.
  4. ^ A. C. Crombie, Medieval and Early Modern Science, II (1959 edition), pp. 59-60.
  5. ^ Jorge J. E. Gracia, Timothy B. Noone (editors), A Companion to Philosophy in the Middle Ages (2003), p. 580.
  6. ^ Frederick Copleston, A History of Philosophy III (1999 edition), p. 124.
  7. ^ Also Doctor Praefulgens or Praefulgidus, Doctor Distinctivus, Doctor Illustratus (Schneider p. 33 and [1]).
  8. ^ Paul Vincent Spade, The Cambridge Companion to Ockham (1999), p. 25.

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