Aiglier (or Aygler), Bernard

Aiglier (Or Aygler), Bernard, a French prelate, was born at Lyons, in the 13th century. At first a simple monk, he became sacristan of the abbey of Savigny, and Innocent IV made him one of his chaplains and abbot of Lerins. Charles of Anjou took him with him when he went to take possession of the kingdom of Naples and Sicily. Upon this occasion Urban IV made him abbot of Monte-Cassino and cardinal, and also sent him as his legate into France against the Albigenses. He was also sent to Constantinople to conclude an alliance against the Saracens. He assembled a general synod at St. Germains, and died April 5, 1282, leaving, among other works, De Collationibus:-De Beneficiis et Offciis:-In Regulam St. Benedicti :-Speculum Monachorum. See Colonia, Hist. Lit. de Lyon, ii, 327; Chron. Cassin Chrono. SS. Lirinens.

 
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