John of Fintona

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John of Fintona, fl. late 13th century.

Called "subtillissimus canonum doctor/a most subtle teacher of canon law" by Tommaso Diplovataccio, John was the compiler of a fine commentary on decretals.

It is possible that he was a native of Fintona, County Tyrone, Ireland.


  • Theodore William Moody, Dáibhí Ó Cróinín, Francis X. Martin, Francis John Byrne, Art Cosgrove, edited by Dáibhí Ó Cróinín A New History of Ireland: Prehistoric and early Ireland, Oxford University Press, 2005, ISBN 0-19-821737-4 vol.1, p. 968.