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1. abelard, peter abelard, pierre abelard

French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)

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Peter. French name Pierre Abélard. 1079–1142, French scholastic philosopher and theologian whose works include Historia Calamitatum and Sic et Non (1121). His love for Héloïse is recorded in their correspondence

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Pierre1079-1142; Fr. philosopher, teacher, & theologian
see also Héloïse: Eng. name Peter Abelard (ˈæbəˌlɑrd ; abˈəlärdˌ)

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French theologian, philosopher, and composer whose nominalist application of the principles of ancient Greek logic to the doctrines of the medieval Catholic Church led to charges of heresy. He had a love affair with his pupil Héloise, whom he secretly married after she bore him a child; her family was angered and had him castrated, after which he became a monk.

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