Robert Colman

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Robert Colman DD (or Coleman, died 1428) was an English medieval Franciscan friar and university Chancellor.

Colman received his Doctor of Divinity from Oxford University.[1] He was at the Franciscan monastery in Norwich.[2] Among other works, he wrote Sermons, Sacred Lessons, and A Book of Sundry Poems.[1] He was known for his "eloquence, erudition, wit, and judgment".[3]

Colman was Chancellor of the University of Oxford in 1419.[4] He resigned from the position in the same year and died in 1428.[5]


  1. ^ a b Stevens, John (1722). "A Catalogue of Writers of the Order of the Friers—Minors". The History of the Antient Abbeys, Monasteries, Hospitals, Cathedral and Collegiate Churches. Google Books. p. 103. 
  2. ^ Wood, Anthony (1790). "Fasti Oxoniensis". The History and Antiquities of the Colleges and Halls in the University of Oxford. Oxford: Clarendon Press. p. 41. 
  3. ^ Pechell, John (1773). "Robert Coleman". The History of the University of Oxford: from the death of William the Conqueror, to the demise of Queen Elizabeth. Google Books. p. 150. 
  4. ^ Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Appendix 5: Chancellors of the University". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 521–522. ISBN 0-333-39917-X. 
  5. ^ Parkinson, Anthony (1726). "The Antiquities of the English Franciscans". Collectanea Anglo-Minoritica. Google Books. p. 195. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Walter Trengof
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Walter Trengof