(1090/1091, Fontaines-lès-Dijon – Aug 20, 1153, Clairvaux).
I. Life – II. Work – III. Influence
Bernard, son of the Burgundian nobleman Tescelin le Saur and of Aleth of Montbard, was educated by the secular canons of St. Vorles in Châtillon. In 1113, along with 30 young noblemen, he entered the abbey of Cîteaux, whose abbot was Stephan Harding. In 1115, he was commissioned to found Clairvaux; he remained its abbot until his death. He dec…