Name

Roger Bacon

Career

Science

Occupation 1

Scholar/geographer

Region

Europe

Era

Ancient/Medieval (to 1350)

Born

1219

Died

1294

Text

Oxford-trained Franciscan scholar and author of Opus majus (1264), a summary of ancient geographic knowledge; challenged then prevalent notion of an uninhabitable "Torrid Zone" south of known world; argued that continents of Africa and Asia both extended below Equator.

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