Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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Vincent of Beauvais
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Vincent de Beauvais

Date of Birth: About 1190

Place of Birth: Uncertain

Date of Death: About 1264

Place of Death: Uncertain


Few details about the life of Vincent of Beauvais are known; the only certain information concerns the period 1243-63. He joined the Dominican order at the end of the 1220s. In 1243 he met King Louis IX through the abbot of Royaumont, and in 1244 presented him with an incomplete version of what was to become the Speculum his…

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Frunzeanu, Eduard, “Vincent of Beauvais”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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