Cisterian Abbot, theologian and mystic.
He promoted the Second Crusade and was firmly against the goings-on of Abelard.
Nevertheless his way with words earned him nicknames like ‘Doctor Mellifluous the Honey Sweet Teacher.’
He must have been fascinated by the Old Testament’s somewhat pseudo-erotic Song Of Songs (aka Canticle of Canticles) — he wrote eighty-six sermons on the subject. Ahem.