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Alexander of Hales
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(c. 1185, Hales, England – Aug 21, 1245, Paris). After studying the arts and theology, Alexander taught in the Parisian theological faculty from the early 1220s, but maintained close relations with home. In 1229, he moved with the striking Parisian professors and students to Angers and brought forward their demands to the Roman Curia in 1230/1231. When he joined the Franciscan order in 1236, which had been present in Paris since 1219, he retained his professorship and, thereby, th…

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Alexander of Hales”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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