1290 – The birth of Thomas Bradwardine. He was the archbishop of Canterbury, theologian, and mathematician.
– Bradwardine studied at Merton College, Oxford, and became a proctor.
1328 – Bradwardine also wrote works on mathematics. In the treatise De proportionibus velocitatum in motibus, he asserted that an arithmetic increase in velocity corresponds with a geometric increase in the original ratio of force to resistance.
1335-1337 – He moved to London and was made chancellor of St. Paul’s Cathedral.
– He became a royal chaplain and confessor to King Edward III.
1344 – Bradwardine’s most famous work in his day was a treatise on grace and free will entitled De causa Dei, in which he so stressed the divine concurrence with all human volition that his followers concluded from it a universal determinism.
1349 – He was made archbishop of Canterbury but died of the plague soon afterward during the Black Death.
– He died on August 26th in London.