Guichard a French prelate, entered the order of the Cistercians and became abbot of Potigny, and in 1165 archbishop of Lyons, replacing thus another prelate, who bad been deposed on account of his relations with the emperor of Germany. Gulichard rendered important service to his Church, and died about 1180. Several of his letters have been preserved. Dom Martene has published, in De Antiq. de Eccles. Ritibus, 3, certain statutes which were promulgated by that archbishop, relating mostly to the divine service. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.