Pierre Abélard

Philosopher, Author

1079 – 1142

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Who was Pierre Abélard?

Peter Abelard was a medieval French scholastic philosopher, theologian and preeminent logician. He was also a composer. His affair with and love for Héloïse d'Argenteuil has become legendary. The Chambers Biographical Dictionary describes him as "the keenest thinker and boldest theologian of the 12th Century".

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Born
1079
Palets
Also known as
  • Peter Abelard
  • Abelard, Peter
Spouses
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • France
Profession
Died
Apr 21, 1142
Chalon-sur-Saône
Resting place
Père Lachaise Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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