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William of Ockham died of plague during the black death epidemic in a convent in Munich either in 1347 or 1349, the exact date is unknown. However, as the disease did not reach Munich until late 1348, the year of his death is more likely to have been 1349. Medical historian Dr Jim Leavesley from Margaret River in Western Australia, talks about this period and has set the time for this tribute half way between, to make this year the 660th anniversary of William of Ockham's death.