Gelent, Nicolas bishop of Angers, was born about 1220. In 1260 he succeeded Michael de Villoyreau, and during each of the thirty years of his episcopacy he held synods, whence emanated the statutes which D'Achery has collected in his Spicilegium, and which are of interest as giving a knowledge of the customs of that period, and of the abuses of all kinds which the episcopal authority strove in vain to repress. Gelent died February 1, 1290. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.