Balduin archbishop, OF TRIER, 1308-1354, was born in 1285 of a noble family. At the age of thirteen he went to Paris to complete his studies there. In 1304, on account of the war between France and Flanders, he was obliged to. leave the school. About this time he joined as provost the metropolitan chapter at Trier. After the death of archbishop Gerhard II, of Mayence (1305), the bishop of Basle, Peter Aichspalt, used his influence with pope Clement V in behalf of Balduin; but, instead of the latter, Aichspalt himself was obliged to occupy the see of St. Boniface. Having returned to Paris, Balduin spent two more years there in preparing for the ministry. Being engaged with his theological and canonistic studies, he learned that archbishop Diether, of Trier, had died Nov. 23, 1307, and that. he was to succeed him. Balduin, not having the canonical age — being only twenty- two years old — was dispensed by pope Clement, who consecrated him on March 11. On June 2, 1308, he took possession of his cathedral. King Albrecht having been murdered by his nephew, the duke John, Balduin's brother, count Henry of Luxembourg, was elected, whom the archbishop assisted everywhere. After having served his church and country faithfilly, Balduin died Jan. 21, 1354. He edited, in 1344, Ordinarius Horarum et Missarunz. See Wyttenbach, Gesta Trevirorum; Broweri et Masenii, Antiq. et Annal. Trev.; Sbrz, Regesten der Erbischofe von Trier; Lorenzi, in Wetzer u. Welte's Kirchen-Lexikon, s.v. (B. P.)

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