Gesta episcoporum Leodiensium

The Gesta episcoporum Leodiensium ("Deeds of the Bishops of Liège") is a history of the diocese of Liège written by the monk Gilles of Orval between 1247 and 1251.[1] At about the same time, Gilles also composed an epitome of his history, the Gesta episcoporum Leodensium abbreviata.[1] It was first edited by Johannes Heller for the Monumenta Germaniae Historica in 1880.[2]

Gilles sought to continue the earlier gesta of Heriger of Lobbes and Anselm of Liège from 1048 down to 1247.[3] As a historian, he was rather uncritical.[3] His is the earliest account to mention any children of King Zwentibold.


  1. ^ a b Pixton 1995, p. 262. sfn error: no target: CITEREFPixton1995 (help)
  2. ^ "Aegidii Aureaevallensis gesta episcoporum Leodiensium", MGH Scriptores, 25 (Frankfurt: 1880), 1–129.
  3. ^ a b De Grieck 2013. sfn error: no target: CITEREFDe_Grieck2013 (help)


  • De Grieck, Pieter-Jan (2013). "Giles of Orval". Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle. Brill Online. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  • Pixton, Paul B. (1995). The German Episcopacy and the Implementation of the Decrees of the Fourth Lateran Council, 1216–1245: Watchmen on the Tower. Leiden: E. J. Brill.