William Batecumbe

William Batecumbe or Badecumbe (fl. 1348) was an English mathematician and astrologer. His work is largely lost: some works of later authors have been attributed to him.[1]


Batecumbe was at the University of Oxford, where he was magister.[1]


Batecumbe produced a 1348 edition of the Alphonsine tables. Tabula mediorum motuum Planetarum in annis collectis et expansis, composita a magistro Batecombe, a manuscript preserved in the library of Magdalen College, Oxford, and a manuscript listed a formerly belonging to John Dee and named "Tabulæ Latitudinum secundum Bachecombe", are taken to be derived works.[1][2]

De Sphæræ concavæ fabrica et usu, a copy of which was seen by John Bale in the library of Robert Recorde, and De Sphæra solida, are late attributions.[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c d North, J. D. "Batecombe, William". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/1665. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
  2. ^ a b Stephen, Leslie, ed. (1885). "Batecumbe, William" . Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. 3. London: Smith, Elder & Co.

  This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainStephen, Leslie, ed. (1885). "Batecumbe, William". Dictionary of National Biography. Vol. 3. London: Smith, Elder & Co.