Robert de Bardis

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Robert de Bardis was a 14th-century Chancellor of the University of Paris and a member of the Florentine Bardi banking family. He became chancellor of the Sorbonne in 1336. His financial resources placed him on the same level as the chancellor of Seville.[1] de Bardis was a highly regarded scholar of St. Augustine and a friend of Petrarch.[2]

Involvement with heresy courts[edit]

It is likely that the papal commission which prosecuted Nicholas of Autrecourt acquired information from the Bishop of Paris and de Bardis.[3]

In the spring of 1347 the examination of the ideas of John of Mirecourt began in response to a letter to the university from Pope Clement VI. After charges were brought against him, John of Mirecourt presented the written text of Lectura. de Bardis submitted the text to a select group of regent masters who were given the work of evaluation. The task was a two-stage process which was similar to the proceedings against William of Ockham which took place at Avignon. The language of the official list and condemnation has survived.[4]


  1. ^ Parisian Scholars in the Early 14th Century: A Social Portrait, William J. Courteney, Cambridge University Press, 1999, pg. 68.
  2. ^ High Way to Heaven: The Augustinian Platform Between Reform and Reformation, 1292 - 1524, Eric Leland Saak, Brill Publishers, 2002, pg. 221.
  3. ^ Censure and Heresy at the University of Paris in the 14th Century, J.M.M.H. Thijssen, 1998, pg, 76.
  4. ^ Die Bibliotheca Amploniama: ihre Bedeutung im Spannungsfeld von Aristototelismus Nominalismus and Humanismus, Andreas Speer, Walter de Gruyter, 1995, pp. 344.