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Lille, Alain delocked

(1116/17–1202?)
  • Henry Summerson

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Lille, Alain de (1116/17–1202?), theologian and Cistercian monk, was a native of Lille in Flanders (now in northern France). However, the fact that his name was commonly Latinized as de Insulis, combined with the ill-documented course of his career, subsequently licensed speculation that his origins were literally insular, and he was at various times claimed not just for ...

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