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Peter Abelard (1079-1142) is considered the first French philosopher. Student, he joined the prestigious school of theology of the Cloister of the Cathedral, led by William of Champeaux, archdeacon of Paris and renowned teacher. But soon the student surpasses the master, now a professor in turn, attracts up to 3000 listeners Abelard in his philosophy classes! He settled on the Ile de la Cité, and at 39 years, falls madly in love with Heloise, his student of 18, he married. Alas Heloise's uncle, a canon of the cathedral called Fulbert was furious and sends his niece in the convent and hunting Abelard. The latter takes his teaching, but his success and his reforming ideas to his being sentenced twice for heresy by the Church. But the passion he shares with Heloise is stronger than all these injuries. Lovers are written throughout their lives, and Heloise manages to be buried with Abelard. Their graves, transferred to the nineteenth century at the Pere Lachaise cemetery is visited by lovers of the world. As for their house on the island of the City, it's all gone. However, its location, the home of No. 9 and 11 of the Quai aux Fleurs, built in 1844, is decorated with medallions door and carved heads representing Abelard and Heloise.