Filastre (or Fillastre), Guillaume

Filastre (or Fillastre), Guillaume the name of two French prelates, uncle and nephew.

1. Born in 1347 or 1348 at La Suze (Maine), studied at the University of Angers, became dean of Rhleims, where he also taught theology and mathematics, and founded a library; took an active part in the politico. religious movements of his day; was made prior of St. Ayoub, archbishop of Aix: (in Provence), and in 1411 cardinal. He died at Rome, November 6, 1428. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

2. Born probably in Maine, early entered the Benedictine order, became prior of Sermaise, abbot of St. Thierry in Champagne; was received as doctor at Louvain in January, 1436; made bishop of Verdun, September 30: 1437, but after many turmoils exchanged. his see for that of Tournay in 1452, and died at Ghent, August 22, 1473, leaving La Toison d'Or, a treatise on that order, of which he had been chancellor (published at Paris, 1517; Troyes, 1530). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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