, eldest son of the preceding, was professor of law at Bologna, where he attained great reputation.
, eldest son of
the preceding, was professor of law at Bologna, where he
attained great reputation. When Edward I. king of England passed through Bologna, in 1275, after his return
from the Holy Land, he wished to engage Accursius to
teach law in the French provinces under his dominion;
but the government of Bologna, unwilling to part with so
able a professor, threatened to confiscate his goods if he
dared to leave the city. Accursius, however, took his
leave, and after having taught law at Toulouse for three
years, was invited to Oxford by king Edward, and lodged
ill his palace at Beaumont. The king gave him also the
manor of Martlegh, and in the grant styles him “
et fidelis Secretarius noster;” and in another charter, “
illustris regis Anglian consiliarius.” In 1275, he read lawr
lectures at Oxford, or more probably in 1276, if he remained three years at Toulouse, In 1280, he returned to
Bologna, and was restored to his chair and his property.
His death took place in 1321. None of his writings remain.