Baldricus (Baldericus, or Baudrius Aurelianensis, Burgulensis, Dolensis), a French Benedictine, was a native of Meun-sur-Loire, educated at Angers, and afterwards abbot of Bourgueil, about 1047. He attended the Council of Clermont in 1095, and in 1108 was made archbishop of Dol, in Bretagne. He died at a great age, Jan. 7, 1131. He wrote Historic Hierbsolymitana, in four books, in which he narrates the deeds of the Western Christians in the East from the year 1095 to the death of king Godfrey, in 1100. This history is given in the Gesta Dei per Francos, i, 81. Baldricus also wrote a Life of Hugo, Archbishop of Rouen, which is contained in the Neuestria Pia of Du Moustier, p. 282. The first-named work is to be depended on, but the last is said to be fill of fictions. His Account of the Monastery of Feschamp is also given by Du Moustier, p. 227; and Surius and Bollandus (Feb. 26) have preserved his Life of S. Robert d'Arbrissel, the Founder of the Order of Fontevrault. Bollandus gives (Feb. 14) Translatio itidem, et Miracula Capitis S. Valentini Martyris. His Gesta Pontificum Dolensium, from St. Samson to his own time, and his book De Visitatione Infirmorum, are still in MS. His epistle De Bonis Monasterii S. Florentii is in the Spicileyium of D'Achery, 3, 459; and he is said to have written a Latin poem on the Conquest of England by William of Normandy. See Cave, Hist. Lit. ii, 194; Biog. Univ. 3, 267; Thurot, Revue Historique, 1876, i, 372 sq.; Peters, in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchen-Lexikon, s.v.; Hoefei, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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