Albert bishop of Liege (saint and martyr of the Roman Church), was the son of Godfrey, duke of Brabant. He was unanimously chosen to succeed Radulphus, bishop of Liege, who died on the 5th of August, 1191. The Emperor Henry VI opposed this election with all his power, but Celestin II confirmed Albert in the see, and made him cardinal. Henry still persisted in his opposition; and to carry it out fully, three German gentlemen followed Albert to Rheims, whither he had retired, and in his own house, where they had been kindly and generously received, they murdered him, piercing him with thirteen mortal wounds. His body was at first interred at Rheims; but, under Louis XIII, it was translated to Brussels, where it is still preserved. The Roman Martyrology commemorates him on the 21st of November. His life, written by one of his attendants, is in the history of the bishops of Liege, by Gilles, monk of Orval. Landon, Eccles. Dict. 1, 202; Hoefer, Biog. Generale, 1, 597.

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