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Hugh of Die (c. 1040 – October 7, 1106) was a French Catholic bishop.

Hugh of Die
ChurchRoman Catholic Church
AppointedOctober 19, 1073
Term endedOctober 7, 1106
Orders
Ordination(Priest)
ConsecrationMarch 9, 1074 (Bishop)
by Pope Gregory VII
Personal details
Bornc.1040
Romans-sur-Isère
Died7 October 1106(1106-10-07) (aged 65–66)
Susa

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BiographyEdit

Prior of the monastery of Saint-Marcel in Chalon-sur-Saône, on October 19, 1073, Hugh became bishop of Die, Drôme and on March 9, 1074 received his episcopal consecration in Rome from the hands of Pope Gregory VII and was transferred to the metropolitan office of Archbishop of Lyon from 1081 to 1106. He was a nephew of Hugh I, Duke of Burgundy.

He was a strong supporter of the Gregorian reform and was a papal legate.

He was excommunicated on August 29, 1087 at the Council of Benevento, for his criticisms of Pope Victor III's election and because he was close to the Emperor Henry IV. Victor's successor Pope Urban II revoked the provision and reinstated him in his offices, make him legate again in 1094; Hugh in turn excommunicated Philip I of France for having irregularly married Bertrade de Montfort.[1]

He presided a synod in Autun that issued measures against nicolaism and simony.

He participated in the Crusade of 1101 as part of the army of Stephen of Blois.

BibliographyEdit

  • Claudio Stercal and Milvia Fioroni (ed.), The Cistercian origins. Documents, Milan, Jaka Book, 2004. ISBN 88-16-40394-2.

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