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Hildebert of Lavardin

(1056—1133)

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Henry of Lausanne

Henry of Lausanne  

(d. after 1145), sectarian. An itinerant preacher, c.1116 he gave the Lenten sermons at Le Mans by permission of the bishop. He was expelled from the diocese because he carried anti-clericalism to ...
Le Mans Cathedral

Le Mans Cathedral  

Under Louis the Pious was begun the chronicle of the Church of Le Mans, called Actus pontificum in urbe degentium, a collection of documents, often more legendary than historical, infinitely ...
Loire Valley poets

Loire Valley poets  

Designation for classically oriented, Ovid-inspired clerical poets in northern France, writing in Latin during the 11th and 12th centuries: Marbod of Rennes, Baudri of Bourgueil, and Hildebert of ...
Marbod of Rennes

Marbod of Rennes  

(c.1035–1123) Teacher and chancellor (1069) at Angers; bishop of Rennes (1096).A wide-ranging poet, he composed elegant Latin works including amatory, didactic, and hagiographic poems, hymns, and a ...
Poetry, Medieval

Poetry, Medieval  

“Dante's treatise on poetry in the vernacular was entitled De vulgari eloquentia. So even in 1300 it was usual to see poetry as a form of eloquence. There was no ...

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