Abelard Peter

Related to Abelard Peter: Abaelardus

Ab·e·lard

 (ăb′ə-lärd′) also A·bé·lard (ä-bā-lär′), Peter or Pierre 1079-1142.
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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