Alternate names/spellings: Alain de Lille, Alanus de Insulis, Alain de l'Isle

Dates: 1128 - 1203 (Dates are approximate. ) 

The French monk, theologian, and poet Alan of Lille taught at Paris for some time but retired to the Cistercian monastery of Citeaux. He was the author of theological and mystical works, sermons, a treatise against heretics, and of at least one satirical poem. For more information, see: