Artaud (Lat Artaldus)
Artaud (Lat. Artaldus)
archbishop of Rheims, was first a Benedictine monk of the abbey of St. Remi at Rheims, and was, in 931 or 932, placed in the archiepiscopal see of that place, in the room of Heribert, son of the count of Vermandois, a child who had occupied the archbishopric from the age of five years (926-931) with the consent of the pope and the king of France. In 936 Artaud crowned at Laon Louis of Outremer. Four years after he excommunicated the count of Vermandois, who, with the support of certain powerful vassals, had revolted against the king. The count of Vermandois went to besiege Rheims; he invaded the city, banished Artaud, and attempted to. place his son Hugh, who had been consecrated at a council held at Soissons, in the archiepiscopal see. In 946 Louis of Outremer, to aid the emperor Otho I, went to Rheims, banished Hugh, and re-established Artaud, who was confirmed in his see by the Council of Verdun (947) and of Ingelheim (948). He afterwards became chancellor of the king of France, and in 954 crowned Lotbaire successor of Louis of Outremer. He died in 961. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.