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William of Champeaux
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(c. 1070, Champeaux – Jan 25 [18?], 1122, Châlons-sur-Marne), noted logician, student of Anselm of Laon and Roscelin (Roscellin) of Compiègne, archdeacon, and teacher at the cathedral school of Paris. His confirmed works include Introductiones dialectice, Sententie, a reportatio of a discussion at the abbey of St. Victor, and commentaries on Cicero’s De inuentione and Rhetorica ad Herennium. In 1108 William wanted to retire to an eremitic life on the left bank of the Seine, but as things turned out he founded a new abbey of reformed Canons Regular (Victorines). Electe…

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Berndt, Rainer, “William of Champeaux”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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