Albert II of Cuyck

Albert II Of Cuyck, prince-bishop of Liege, ascended in 1194 to the tribunal of that Church, after Rome had declared null the election of Simon of Limburg, a youth of sixteen. Pope Celestin III made null that election at the request of Albert of Cuyck and three other archdeacons, and ordered another election at Namur, Nov. 18,1194, at which Albert was elected. In order to indemnify Simon of Limburg, Celestin made him cardinal Albert disgraced his office by the simony which he so boldly practiced, and which was thus communicated to the clergy of Liege. The various hardships which the country suffered at this time were regarded as a punishment brought upon them for the wickedness of this prelate. He nevertheless made him self beloved by the people of Liege, to whom he granted many favors. Albert died Feb. 1, 1200. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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