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PeterAbelardFrench philosopher, theologian, teacher and poet.
AbubakrAhmadGeneral Secretary of the all India Sunni Jamiyyathul Ulama.
DanteAlighiereItalian poet, prose writer, literary theorist, moral philosopher.
WilliamAlnwickAn English Catholic clergyman.
AyyubAl-RuhawiA 9th century Arab physician.
ArnaldAmalaricusBishop pf Citeaux.
RobertusAngelicus12th century Arabist and theologian.
Jean d'AnneauxDoctor of theology in Paris.
ThomasAquinasItalian philosopher.
HonoriusAugustodunensis12th century Christian theologian.
DecimusAusoniusRoman poet and teacher of rhetoric from Burdigala in Aquitaine.
RogerBaconEnglish philosopher.
WilliamBlocA bachelor.
JeanBuridanFrench philosopher.
Joseph benCaiaphasJewish highest priest.
PetrusCantorFrench theologian.
JohnChrysostomServed as archbishop of Constantinople.
AngelusClarenusFounder and leader of one of the groups of Fraticelli.
GiovanneCollonaRoman Catholic cardinal during the Avignon papacy.
GiovanniDalbenaAn inquisitor of Narbonne.
Pierrede ArrablayFrench theologian, cardinal and advocate of church reform.
BernardDelicieuxA Spiritual Franciscan friar.
FraDolcinoSecond leader of the Dulcinian reformist movement.
GuillaumeDurandFrench journalist.
HeliusEobanusGerman Latin poet.
JacquesFournierFormer head of the Catholic Church. Aka: Pope Benedict XII.
BernardGuiA Dominican friar, Bishop of Lodeve and papal inquisitor.
AlhazenHasanMuslim Arab mathematician, astronomer of the Islamic Golden Age.
GenghisKhanFounder and first Great Khan of the Mongol Empire.
MarcusLucanusRoman poet. Known in English as Lucan.
AlbertusMagnusGerman Catholic Dominican friar, philosopher and bishop.
WalterMapA medieval writer. A courier of King Henry II of England.
RabanusMaurusFrankish Benedictine monk.
PierreOlieuPreached the prophesies of Joachim.
GiambattistaOrsiniItalian Roman Catholic cardinal and served as papal legate.
Bertrand delPogettoFrench papal diplomat and cardinal.
MichaelPsellusByzantine writer.
LouisSavoryA writer.
GherardoSegarelliFounder of the Apostolic Brethren.
SulpiciusSeverusChristian writer and native of Aquitania.
AeliusSpartianusOne of the supposed authors of Historia Augusta.
PubliusStatiusRoman poet of the 1st century AD.
PaoloZoppoA hermit who lived in the forest of Reith.
Adelard of Bath 12th century English natural philosopher.
Adelmo of Otranto A monk who is the library's manuscript scholar.
Adso An old man living in a German monastery.
Agnes of Rome A virgin martyr, venerated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church.
Alanus de Insulis French theologian.
Aldhelm Bishop of Sherborne, writer and scholar of Latin poetry.
Alinardo of Grottaferrata An oldest monk.
Ambrose Roman composer.
Angela of Foligno Italian Franciscan tertiary known as mystic from her writings.
Apuleius Latin-language prose writer.
Aristotle Greek philosopher.
Artemidorus A professional diviner who lived in the 2nd century AD.
Augustine of Hippo A theologian, philosopher and bishop of Hippo.
Aymaro of Alessandria A gossipy, sneering monk.
Bartholomew One of the twelve apostles of Jesus.
Basil of Ancyra A Christian priest in Ancyra, Galatia during the 4th century.
Beatus of Liebana A monk, theologian and geographer.
Benedict XI Former Pope. Head of the Catholic Church.
Benno of Uppsala Scandinavian monk. Assistant librarian after Berengar's death.
Bentivenga of Gubbio Member of the Apostles before he became a friar.
Berengar of Arundel Assistant librarian.
Bishop Obizzo A bishop of Parma.
Boethius Roman senator, consul, magister officiorum and philosopher.
Bonagratia of Bergamo Franciscan layman of the 14th century.
Bonaventure of Bagnoregio Italian philosopher.
Boniface VIII Former Pope. Ruler of the Papal States.
Brunellus Abbotts favorite horse.
Bruno of Cologne Founder of the Carthusian Order.
Charles the Bald The 9th century King of West Francia, King of Italy.
Clare of Montefalco Augustinian nun and abbess.
Clement of Alessandria Christian theologian and philosopher.
Constantine the Great Made Christianity the main religion in Rome.
Cyprian Bishop of Carthage and a notable Christian writer.
Diotisalvi of Florence Probable architect of the circular Romanesque baptistery at Pisa.
Emperor Hadrian Roman emperor.
Emperor Louis King of the Franks.
Frederick II King of Sicily, Germany, Italy and Holy Roman Emperor.
Geoffrey of Carcassonne The inquisitor.
Gerard of Borgo Italian friar.
Heloise A French nun, philosopher, writer, scholar and abbess.
Hildebert French ecclesiastic, hagiographer and theologian.
Hugh of New Castle Franciscan theologian.
Hugh of Saint Victor Leading theologian and writer on mystical theology.
Isidore of Seville Spanish historian.
James the Great One of the twelve apostles of Jesus.
Joachim of Fiore Italian Christian theologian.
John of Jandun French philosopher.
John of Salisbury English author, philosopher, educationalist and bishop of Chartres.
John XXII Head of the Catholic Church. Former Pope.
Jorge de Burgos An elderly blind monk.
King Lysimachus Macedonian general and successor of Alexander the Great.
Magnus of Iona One of the monks.
Malachi of Hildesheism The librarian in the abbey.
Margaret of Castello Italian professed member of the Third Order of Saint Dominic.
Margaret of Trent The companion of Fra Dolcino of Novara.
Mark of Cornwall King of Kernow in the early 6th century.
Marsilius of Padua Italian scholar. He was an important 14th century political figure.
Master Jerome Bishop of Kaffa.
Melchizedek The King of Salem and priest of El Elyon.
Michael of Cesena Italian theologian.
Nicholas of Flue The patron saint of Switzerland.
Nicholas of Morimondo Master glazier of the abbey.
Pacificus of Tivoli a monk who knows a pagan poet very well.
Patrick of Clonmacnois One of the monks.
Paulinus of Nola Roman poet, writer, and senator
Peter in Rome One of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ.
Peter of Hermit A priest of Amiens and a key figure during the People's Crusade.
Peter of Murrone Ruler of the Papal States for five months.
Peter of Sant' Albano Served as cardinal of Albano.
Philip IV of France King of France from 1285 to1314.
Pierre de Maricourt 13th century French scholar conducted experiments on magnetism.
Pliny the Younger A lawyer, author, and magistrate of Ancient Rome.
Pope Clement V Former head of the Catholic Church.
Pope Clement VII Former Pope. Ruler of the Papal States.
Pope Gregory X Former head of the Catholic Church.
Pope Innocent III Former head of the Catholic Church.
Pope John VIII Former bishop of Rome.
Pope Nicholas II Former head of the Catholic Church. aka: Gerard of Burgundy.
Pope Nicholas V Former head of the Catholic Church.
Pope Sylvester I Former bishop of Rome.
Queen Helena The mother of Roman emperor Constantine the Great.
Rabano of Toledo One of the monks.
Raymond de Gaufredi Minister general of the Franciscan.
Remigio of Varagine The cellarer of the monastery.
Robert of Bobbio Former librarian.
Robert the Wise King of Naples.
Roger of Hereford A medieval astronomer, astrologer, alchemist and mathematician.
Saint Adalbert Bohemian missionary and Christian saint.
Saint Andrew Apostle of Jesus.
Saint Anne The mother of Mary and the maternal grandmother of Jesus.
Saint Benedict Founder of the Benedictine monastery at Monte Cassino.
Saint Brendan One of the early Irish monastic saints.
Saint Columba Irish abbot and missionary evangelist.
Saint Dominic Castilian Catholic priest and founder of the Dominican Order.
Saint Ephrem Prominent Christian theologian and writer.
Saint Francis of Assissi An Italian Catholic friar, deacon, mystic and preacher.
Saint Hildegard German Benedictine abbess, writer, philosopher and polymath.
Saint Jerome A Latin priest, confessor, theologian and historian.
Saint John de Evangelist The name traditionally given to the author of the Gospel of John.
Saint Joseph In the canonical gospels, he was the legal father of Jesus.
Saint Lawence One of the seven deacons of the city of Rome,Italy.
Saint Matthew One of the twelve apostles of Jesus.
Saint Maurus The first disciple of Saint Benedict of Nursia.
Saint Pachomius Founder of Christian cenobitic monasticism.
Saint Stephen A deacon in the early church at Jerusalem.
Salvatore of Montferrat Assistant of Remigio of Varagine.
Salvinus of the Armati Italian inventor credited with the development of eyeglasses.
Severinus of Sankt In charge of the infirmary where he worked as the abbey herbalist.
Simone of Touraine One of the provincial ministers.
Solomon King of Israel.
Stephen of Bourbon A preacher of the Dominican Order.
Sylvester II French scholar served as the Bishop of Rome.
Synesius Greek bishop of Ptolemais in ancient Libya.
Thomas of Bologna One of the provincial ministers .
Trajan Roman emperor.
Tyconius African Donatist writer.
Ubertino of Casale Leader of Franciscan spirituals.
Venantius of Salvemec Translator who worked in the scriptorium.
Vincent of Beauvais A Dominican friar at the Cistercian monastery.
Virgil of Toulouse A rhetorician.
Waldo of Hereford One of the monks.
William of Baskerville Franciscan friar.
William of Moerbeke Translator of philosophical and scientific texts from Greek to Latin.
William of Ockham English philosopher.