The ontological argument being a priori, it is also considered stronger than the a posteriori arguments because it argues that the definition of God is analytically true. Anselm was born in northern Italy, became Abbot of Bec in Normandy, and later, Archbishop of Canterbury. He wrote a series of meditations called the Monologion, in which he spoke of God and his attributes. Encouraged by the positive reception to this work he wrote the Proslogion, the second chapter of which presented the original statement of what, in the eighteenth century, became known as the ontological argument for the existence of God. Anselm presents the view that the same could be said for the existence of God. This work was written in Latin because Rene Descartes deliberately wanted it to be read by theologians and aimed to show that philosophy was no longer tied to the restrictions of scholasticism.