William of Ockham

William of Ockham (1287-1347)
An English Franciscan friar and scholastic philosopher and theologian, who is considered to be one of the major figures of medieval thought and was at the center of the major intellectual and political controversies of the fourteenth century. He is commonly known for Occam’s razor, the methodological principle that bears his name, and also produced significant works on logic, physics, and theology.