Geoffroi Du Vigeois

Geoffroi Du Vigeois a French chronicler of the 12th century, was born at Clermont d'Excideuil (Perigord) about 1140. He was educated at Limoges, and there received the monkish consecration in 1159, was ordained priest at Benevent, abbey of Marche du Limousin, in 1167, by Gerand, bishop of Cahors, and appointed prior of Vigeois, in Lower Limousin, June 14, 1178. The details of his life are found only in his history, and in a most important one upon the history of Perigord and Limousin. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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