Born: 1079, Le Pallet (near Nantes), France. Abelard’s birth name was Pierre du Pallet. He took the surname Abelard while in college.
Died: April 21, 1142, Cluniac priory, St. Marcel-sur-Saône, France.
Buried: Père Lachaise Cemetery, Paris, France.
Abelard was the husband of Héloïse d’Argenteuil.
He was a well known philosopher and writer of the Middle Ages.