Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Nicholas of Amiens
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Nicholaus (Nycolaus) Ambianensis

Date of Birth: 1147

Place of Birth: Unknown

Date of Death: After 1203

Place of Death: Unknown


Few details of Nicholas' life are known. He was presumably a pupil of Gilbert of Poitiers or of Alain of Lille, and was thus connected with the School of Chartres. Some sources mention him as the author of commentaries on Gilbert's writings. He certainly wrote the Chronica Latina, and his best known work was the Ars ca…

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Dreyer, Mechthild, “Nicholas of Amiens”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 08 August 2020 <>
First published online: 2010

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