Hugo (2)

Hugo a cardinal, bishop OF OSTIA was born in France, and probably, as the authors of the Histoire Litteraire assert, in the diocese of Beauvais. He became at first a Cistercian monk, then abbot of Trois Fontaines, in the diocese of Chalons. Pope Eugenius made him cardinal about 1151, in spite of the opposition of St. Bernard, who was sorry to lose such a man. Hugo died in 1158. To him are attributed some commentaries on the Old and New Tests., also a book on the miracles of pope Eugenius. But these indications seem to be conjectural, and it may even be supposed that they are erroneous. However, there is one of his letters which has been written on occasion of the death of Eugenius. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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