Gerard of Douay

Gerard Of Douay third son of Wantur III, lord of Douay, lived in the 13th century. He was priest: and canon of the Church of Senlis, and bishop of Chalons-sur- Marne. He met at Douay, October 17, 1206, with the bishops of Arras and Tournay, in order to remove the body of St. Amd, which the three bishops bore upon their shoulders from the Church of St. Ame of Douay to a small hill situated on the outskirts of a city upon the road to Arras. He was one of the benefactors of the abbey of Cheminon, to which he left a goodly number of manuscripts. He resigned his bishopric in 1215, and retired to the abbey of Toussaint. near Chalons, where he died some years later. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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