Dictionary/Ecclesiastical/Ailly (Peter d')
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Ailly (PETER D') (1350-1420). French prelate and theologian. Born at Compiègne of a poor family. Chancellor of the University in 1389; confessor of Charles VI. ; Bishop of Puy, in 1395, then of Cambrai, in 1397. He did all in his power to extinguish the schism which then desolated the Church. In the Council of Pisa he energetically declared himself against the Hussites as well as for certain reforms. In regard to the latter subject he published his views in a work entitled, Libellus de emendatione Ecclesiæ. His philosophical and theological doctrines are especially found in a Commentary on the Book of Sentences, and in his work De Anima, which indicates a mitigated Nominalism. His vigorous logic caused him to be surnamed "The Eagle of France" and "The Hammer of Heretics."