Trevisa, John of (trəvēˈsə) [key], c.1326–c.1402, English writer. He was the vicar of Berkeley. In 1387 he translated into English Ranulph Higden's Polychronicon, a history of the world, and in 1398, Bartholomew de Glanville's De proprietatibus rerum, an encyclopedia of natural science. Both translations became standard authorities of the later Middle Ages and were printed by the early presses.
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