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John of Salisbury
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(1115/1120, Old Sarum – Oct 25, 1180, Salisbury). John studied in Paris (1136–1147) with Abelard, William of Conches, Gilbert of Poitiers, Robert of Melun, Thierry of Chartres, and Robert Pullus. In 1154, he entered the service of Archbishop Theobald of Canterbury, and in 1162 that of Theobald's successor, Thomas Becket. Because of Becket's conflict with Henry II, John was banished to Reims (1163–1170). In 1176, he became bishop of Chartres. His writings are marked by his classical education. The Entheticus (1155) is a didactic poem on philosophy. The Metalogicon (1…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “John of Salisbury”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10934>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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