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Gerard of Abbeville

(d. 1272) Secular theologian, he founded the college of Sorbonne with Robert of Sorbonne. Following William of St-Amour, he disputed against the possibility of mendicant teaching ...


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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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...the patronage of bishops Evrard de Fouilloy ( reg 1211–22), Geoffroy d’Eu ( reg 1223–36), Arnoul ( reg 1236–47), Gérard de Conchy ( reg 1247–57), and Bernard d’Abbeville ( reg 1259–78). The date of 1220 for the beginning of construction was given in the labyrinth. Bishop Evrard de Fouilloy is specified as the founder in his obituary notice, and a charter of Arnoul from 1242 states that the former cathedral was burnt during Evrard’s episcopate. In a deed of 31 March 1236 Geoffroy d’Eu affirmed the relocation of St Firmin to the site of the hospital to...