Suger

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Born: 1081 AD
Died: 1151 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: French
Categories: Head of State, Religious Leaders


1081 - Was born of poor parents either in Flanders, at St. Denis near Paris or at Toury in Beauce.

1091 - He entered the abbey of St. Denis.

1104 - He was educated at the priory of St. Denis de l'Estrée, and there first met his pupil Louis VI.

1104 - Attended another school, perhaps that attached to the abbey of St. Benoît-sur-Loire.

1106 - He became secretary to the abbot of St. Denis.

1109 - He was made provost of Berneval in Normandy of Toury.

1118 - He was sent by Louis VI to the court of Pope Gelasius II at Maguelonne.

1121-1122 - He lived at the court of his successor, Calixtus II.

1127 - He occupied himself at court mainly with the temporal affairs of the kingdom, while during the following decade he devoted himself to the reorganization and reform of St. Denis.

1137 - He accompanied the future king, Louis VII, into Aquitaine on the occasion of that prince's marriage to Eleanor of Aquitaine, and during the second crusade was one of the regents of the kingdom.

1151 - Died on the 31st of January, was preaching a new crusade.
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