Heraclius (2)

Heraclius (Eracle or Everard), sixteenth bishop of Liege, was of a distinguished Saxon family, and was educated at Cologne under the care of Rathier, bishop of Liege. He became provost at the Collegiate Church of Bonn, and entered upon the episcopal see of Liege in 959. He devoted his attention entirely to the cause of education, establishing new schools, and placing at their head wise men, whom he called from Germany and from France. In 960 he became involved in political troubles, during which he died in 971. There is extant of him a letter, written about 943, to Rathier, bishop of Verona, on the miraculous healing of a cancer. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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