Andreas (3)

Andreas a celebrated archbishop OF LUND, in Sweden, while young travelled through Germany, Italy, France, and England, and on his return was appointed chancellor of Canute VI, who sent him to Rome to plead the cause of his sister, who, without sufficient motive, had been divorced by Philip II, king of France. Andreas pleaded the cause of the queen so well that the pope, Celestine III, obliged king Philip to receive her back again. Returning to Rome, Andreas was seized by the French in Burgundy and detained for some time. After his release, he was elected archbishop of Lund and primate of Denmark, and confirmed in this by pope Innocent III in 1201. After the death of.Canute, in 1203, Andreas crowned his brother, Waldemar II, his successor. He accompanied him in his crusade against the Livonians. On account of his age and infirmities, he retired to an island (Innsula Ivensis of Moller), where he died, June 24, 1228. He made a Latin translation of the Laws of Skaane (published by Huitfeld, Copenhagen, 1590): — wrote The Laws of Zealand (published in Danish by Huitfeld, ibid.): — Hexameron. a Latin poem on the six days of the creation: — On the Seven Sacraments, a poem. These two poems have been preserved in manuscript in the archives of the Cathedral of Lund. Sec Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

 
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