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William of Auxerre
1150-1231. Philosopher and theologian. After serving as archdeacon of Beauvais and then proctor of the University of Paris at the Roman Curia under (1216-27), he was appointed (1230) by as a member of a commission of three to correct the physical treatises of Aristotle in order to bring him into line with Christian thought and to make him acceptable at the University of Paris. William died, however, before he could complete his part in this important assignment. He was largely influenced by Augustine* and * in his theology, and to some degree by Hugh* and .* His most famous work is his Summa Aurea (1215-20), which generally follows the pattern of the Sentences of ,* but covers some issues not treated by the latter.