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Héloïse d'Argenteuil

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Héloïse d'Argenteuil
(b. 1101, d. 16 May 1164)

Mistress of, and later (secret) wife of French logician and philosopher Pierre Abelard. A lady of great learning who eventually married Abelard. Abelard then prevailed upon her to wear a postulant's habit. She rose to become prioress and eventually abbess of the Convent of the Paraclete which Abelard had founded.
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