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Andreas Capellanus (Medieval Writer of "De Amore") 12th Century


Andreas Capellanus Demographics:
  • Name - Andreas Capellanus (Capellanus meaning "chaplain").
  • Other names - André le Chapelain.
  • Born - 12th century.
  • Nationality - Probably of French origin.
  • Occupation - Author
Andreas Capellanus Basic Facts:
  • Known as the writer of "De amore".
  • Nothing is known of Andreas Capellanus's life.
  • Presumed to have been a courtier of Marie of Troyes.
Andreas Capellanus & De Amore:
  • Twelfth century author of a treatise entitled De amore ("About Love").
  • The treatise is also known in English (misleadingly), as The Art of Courtly Love.
  • De Amore was written at the request of Marie de Champagne, daughter of King Louis VII of France & Eleanor of Aquitaine.
Andreas Capellanus Quote:
"Love is an inborn suffering proceeding from the sight and immoderate thought upon the beauty of the other sex, for which cause above all other things one wishes to embrace the other and, by common assent, in this embrace to fulfill the commandments of love. . . ."

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