Saint Anselm was born in 1033 in Aosta, which at that time was part of Burgundy. In 1056, after the death of his mother and quarrels with his father, he left home and wandered around in Burgundy and France until 1059, when he came to Le Bec in Normandy. A year later he joined the Benedictine order and became the assistant of Lanfranc of Pavia. After Lanfranc had been appointed abbot of Caen, Anselm became prior at Le Bec. His literary career probably started with the
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