Guibert, Abbot of Gembloux and of Florennes

Guibert, Abbot Of Gembloux And Of Florennes was born about the year 1120, in Brabant. He lived for some time in the abbey of St. Martin, was elected abbot of Florennes in 1188, and five years later was placed at the head of the monastery of Gembloux; which communities he administered in wisdom, but resigned shortly before. his death, which occurred February 22, 1208. He wrote numerous works, e.g., A Poem on St. Martin, a Life of St. Hildegard, and several Letters, of which the majority have been published by Dom Martene, Amnplissima Collectio, 1:916. A fire which broke out in the monastery of Gembloux at the end of the 17th century destroyed nearly all the works of.Guibert. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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