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18 Things First-Millennium Millennials Got Right

The millennials of the year 1000 put today's millennials to shame. In the spirit of this, this, and this.

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2. Abelard and Héloïse.

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Way before OkCupid, Abelard and Héloïse began a steamy correspondence in the 1100s when Héloïse was sent to a monastery for having an affair with her tutor Abelard. They were the celeb couple of the era; "Abeloïse," maybe?

3. The Crusades.

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Given the bloodshed, millennials probably didn't love the Crusades when they began in 1095, but the series of religious conflicts certainly shaped world history and paved the way for the Renaissance.

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