French monk. He compiled a world history in five tomes. The chronicles are divided into four parts, which could be interpreted as four poems, four gospels and four main righteous deeds: creation, the flood, the life of Moses and the Kingdom of Truth (his own era). The histories cover the horrifying events at the start of the second millennium that suggested that the end of the world was nigh. This was made all the more likely by the fact that 1033 AD marked a millennium since Christ’s death and resurrection. Alas, the world never did end, and we’ll have to sit it out until 2033.