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Saint Anselm

1033 - 1109


Historical Period:
The Medieval Period


Saint Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109) is generally considered to be the founder of the philosophical school of Scholasticism. He was a major figure in the intellectual life of the Middle Ages, and a major political and ecclesiastical force as well. As archbishop of Canterbury he was at the center of the lay investiture controversy in England.


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