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Héloïse

Pronunciation: /ˈɛləʊiːz/
(1098–1164), French abbess. She is known for her tragic love affair with the theologian Abelard, which began after she became his pupil. When the affair came to light, Abelard persuaded her to enter a convent; she later became abbess of the community of Paraclete. See also Abelard, Peter.

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