Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500

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William of Auvergne
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Guillaume d’Auvergne, Guillelmus Alvernus

Date of Birth: Unknown; probably between 1180 and 1190

Place of Birth: Auvergne

Date of Death: Late March (probably 30th) 1249

Place of Death: Paris


A native of the Auvergne region in France, probably born in or near Aurillac, William spent his entire professional life in Paris. He was a canon of the cathedral by 1223, and held a chair of theology in the un…

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Murphy, Sean, “William of Auvergne”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 22 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2010

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