Pierre Abelard

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Noun1.Pierre Abelard - French philosopher and theologianPierre Abelard - French philosopher and theologian; lover of Heloise (1079-1142)
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Just at this time, Pierre Abelard, who had already made himself widely famous as a rhetorician, came to found a school of rhetoric in Paris.
Such is the history--not as it is usually told, but as it is when stripped of the nauseous sentimentality that would enshrine for our loving worship a dastardly seducer like Pierre Abelard.
It tells the extraordinary true story of an ill-fated love affair between scholar and theologian Pierre Abelard and his student Heloise d'Argenteuil - both quite brilliant minds in 12th Century France.