Renier of St Laurent[1] (died 1188) was a twelfth-century Benedictine monk of St Laurent Abbey, Liège. He is known as a writer of theological and exegetical works,[2] controversial and historical works, and numerous biographical and hagiographical works.[3] Works by him are in Patrologia Latina and Monumenta Germaniae Historica.

The Triumphale Bulonicum[4] is a chronicle and commemorates the siege of Bouillon Castle by Albero, prince-bishop of Liège, 17 August to 22 September 1141.[5] It is based on eye-witness accounts.[6]


  • Hubert Silvestre, Notes sur la "Vita Evracli" de Renier de Saint-Laurent. Contribution à l'histoire littéraire du XIIe siècle Liégeois, Revue d'histoire ecclésiastique, XLIV (1949), pp. 29–86
  • Hubert Silvestre, Renier de St.-Laurent et le déclin des écoles liégeoises au XIIe siècle, Miscellanea Tornacensia. Mélanges d'archéologie et d'hist. Congrès de Tournai 1949 (Bruxelles 1951), pp. 112–123
  • David Foote, Taming monastic advocates and redeeming bishops: the Triumphale and episcopal vitae of Reiner of St. Lawrence, Revue d'histoire ecclésiastique 91 (1996)
  • Article "Reiner von Lüttich", col. 1165 in Die deutsche Literatur des Mittelalters: Verfasserlexikon (2006), by Wolfgang Stammler, Karl Langosch, Kurt Ruh


  1. ^ Reiner, Reinerus monachus S. Laurentii Leodiensis, Reinierus Leodiensis, Rainerus.
  2. ^ Miri Rubin, Corpus Christi: The Eucharist in Late Medieval Culture (1991), p. 165.
  3. ^ Leah Shopkow (translator), The History of the Counts of Guines and Lords of Ardres by Lambert of Ardres (2007), p. 206.
  4. ^ In Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores, t. XX; Patrologia Latina 204.
  5. ^ André Joris (editor), Villes: affaires-mentalités : autour du pays mosan (1993), p. 396.
  6. ^ Archived 2013-11-05 at the Wayback Machine, in French.