Adelbold (Aldeboldus, or Adelboron)

Adelbold (Aldeboldus, Or Adelboron), a German prelate, was born of a noble family in the bishopric of Liege. He was. educated there and at Rheims, and became a councillor of emperor Henry II, and commander of the army. Unsuccessful in these positions, he assumed the monastic habit in the Monastery of Lobes. In 1008 he became 'bishop of Utrecht, rebuilt the cathedral, and devoted his later years to, promoting learning and founding churches in his diocese. He died Nov. 27, 1027. He wrote De Vita S. Henrici Imp, given by Canisius, vi, 383; by Surius, July 14; and by Gretser, in Lives of the Saints of Bamberg (Ingolst. 1611):-a treatise De Ratione Inveniendi Crassitudineni Sphere '(printed by B. Pez in his Thesaurus Aneddotorum, vol. iii). Trithemius attributes to him Hymns in Praise of the Cross and of the Blessed Virgin, etc. See Biog. Universelle (1811); Cave, Hist. Lit. ii, 126; Dupin, Bibl. Eccles. 10th and 11th Cent.

 
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