Samson of Mauvoisin

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Samson of Mauvoisin (died 1161) was the French archbishop of Reims from 1140 to 1161.

He is a significant historical figure of his times. He undertook the capture of Eon d'Etoile, self-proclaimed Messiah.[1] He was concerned about heresy spread by weavers.[2]

He acted for Eleanor of Aquitaine, in her divorce case from Louis VII of France.[3] He participated in the general declaration of peace made by Louis at Soissons, in 1155.[4]


  1. ^ 1148 he ventured to appear in Champagne, where he was seized with his followers by Samson, Archbishop of Reims, and brought before Eugenius III. at the Council of Rouen.[1]; Catholic Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ 1157
  3. ^ Alison Weir, Eleanor of Aquitaine, pp. 90-1.
  4. ^ [2], in French.

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