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Anselm of Laon
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(c. 1050 – Jul 15, 1117, Laon) was a student of Anselm of Canterbury in Bec, then canon and dean in Laon. From c. 1080, he and his brother Radulph led the cathedral school of Laon, which also included William of Champeaux. Under Anselm's leadership, the Glossa ordinaria, as they were later called, originated on the whole Bible based on statements by the Fathers and more recent theologians. The glosses on the Psalms, John and the letters of Paul may derive from Anselm himself. In addition, his school produced a rich sentence li…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Anselm of Laon”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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