Ramon Llull, T.O.S.F. (Catalan: [rəˈmon ˈʎuʎ]; c. 1232[3] – c. 1315; Anglicised Raymond Lully, Raymond Lull; in Laitin Raimundus or Raymundus Lullus or Lullius) wis a philosopher, logician, Franciscan tertiary an Majorcan writer. He is creditit wi writin the first major wark o Catalan leeteratur.[4] Recently surfaced manuscripts shaw his wark tae hae predatit bi several centuries prominent wark on elections theory. He is an aa conseedert a pioneer o computation theory, especially gien his influence on Leibniz.[2][5][6]

Blessed Ramon Llull, T.O.S.F.
Doctor Illuminatus
writer, poet, theologian, mystic, mathematician, logician, martyr
Bornc. 1232
Ceety o Mallorca (nou Palma),
Kinrick o Majorca
Dee'dc. 1315-1316
Mediterranean Sea (abuird a ship boond for Majorca)
Veneratit inRoman Catholic Kirk
(Third Order o St. Francis)
Beatified1847 by Pape Pius IX
Feast30 Juin
Influencesal-Farabi, Avicenna, Ibn Sab'in
InfluencedPeter o Limoges,[1] Giordano Bruno, Leibniz[2]

Within the Franciscan Order he is honoured as a martyr. He wis beatified in 1847 bi Pape Pius IX. His feast day wis assigned to 30 Juin an is celebratit bi the Third Order o St. Francis.[7]


  1. Anthony Bonner (ed.), Doctor illuminatus: A Ramon Llull Reader, Princeton University Press, 1993, p. 82.
  2. a b The History of Philosophy, Vol. IV: Modern Philosophy: From Descartes to Leibniz by Frederick C. Copleston (1958)
  3. Born 1232 per Mark D. Johnston in Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy. London: Routledge, 1998. Aulder soorces (sic as versions o Encyclopædia Britannica at least up tae 1955) gie 1235; the current Britannica gies 1232/33.
  4. Tisdall, Nigel (2003). Mallorca. Local Heroes – Ramon Llull – reference to his life and work. Thomas Cook Publisher. p. 40. ISBN 9781841573274.
  5. Anthony Bonner (2007), The art and logic of Ramon Llull, Brill Academic Pub, p. 290, ISBN 978-90-04-16325-6
  6. Donald Knuth (2006), The Art of Computer Programming: Generating all trees, 4–4, Addison-Wesley Professional, p. 56, ISBN 978-0-321-33570-8
  7. Habig, Marion. (Ed.). (1959). The Franciscan Book of Saints. Franciscan Herald Press.