Guillaume De Beaumont
Guillaume De Beaumont a French prelate, was born in 1177, being a member of the illustrious family of Beaumont. After the decease of Guillaume de Chemille, which took- place in May 1202, Guillaume de Beaumont united the suffrages of the people and of the clergy, and was consecrated September 23, 1203. In 1209 he put an end to disagreements between the monks of Ronceray and the friars of the Hospital of St. John. In 1223 le took an oath of allegiance to king Louis VIII. Finally, in 1236, he admitted the preaching friars into the city of Angers. He died in 1240. His literary works are very few, and of no importance; they are statutes which were published in 1680 by one of his successors, Henry Arnauld. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.