Girard La Pucelle

Girard la Pucelle (Lat. Giraldus Puella), professor of ecclesiastical law at Paris in the 12th century, and bishop of Coventry. He took a lively part in the contests which St. Thomas of Canterbury sustained against the king of England, and after a life full of agitation, having for a long time resided at Cologne, be went to England, was appointed bishop, and died soon after, in 1184. Many of his contemporaries bestow great praise upon his knowledge of theology, philosophy, and jurisprudence; but none of his works remain. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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