Beaumont, Geoffrey De

Beaumont, Geoffrey de A French prelate and peer, was born at Bayeux, at the commencement of the 13th century. He was legate of the holy see in Lombardy, and accompanied, as chancellor, Charles of Anjou, brother of St. Louis, to the kingdom of Naples. In 1265 he brought to the king of Sicily the aid of three thousand horses, which he had collected at Mantua. On his return, being appointed bishop of Laon, he performed the service of peer, in 1272, at the coronation of Philip the Bold. He died in 1273. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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