Aimeric, Malefaida (or OF MALEFAYA), a patriarch of the Latin see of Antioch, was born in the beginning of the 12th century, in the village of St. Viance, Lower Limousin, France, and early embraced the monastic state. His zeal in the crusade under Urban II caused his election to that position in 1142, and his reformation of the hermits of Mount Carmel procured its confirmation by Alexander III in 1180. He died in 1187, leaving, De Institutione Monachorum (in vol. v of the Bibliotheque des Peres), and a few historical narratives of the crusades (in Martenne's Tr'sor, vol. i).-Biographie Universelle, s.v.