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Hugh of Newcastle (died 1322, buried in Paris) was a Franciscan theologian and scholastic philosopher, a pupil of Duns Scotus. His origin in Newcastle-upon-Tyne[1] is questioned; he may have been from another place called Neufchâtel.[2]



He wrote a commentary on the Sentences of Peter Lombard. He was also author of a prophetic work De Victoria Christi contra Antichristum, from 1319,[3] encyclopedic on the Apocalypse and its signs, printed in 1471.

In literatureEdit

Hugh is a character in The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.[4]


  • Charles Victor Langlois (1925) Hugo de Novocastro or de Castronovo, Frater Minor; also printed in pp. 269–276, Andrew G. Little, Frederick M. Powicke (editors), Essays in Medieval History Presented to Thomas Frederick Tout (1977)


  1. ^ Hugh
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  3. ^ Marjorie Reeves, The Influence of Prophecy in the Later Middle Ages: A Study in Joachimism (1969), p. 83.
  4. ^ Jane G. White, The Key to The Name of the Rose (1999), p. 66.

External linksEdit

  • Franaut page
  • Michael Tilly (1990). "Hugo de Novocastro". In Bautz, Friedrich Wilhelm. Biographisch-Bibliographisches Kirchenlexikon (BBKL) (in German). 2. Hamm: Bautz. col. 1144. ISBN 3-88309-032-8.