Hugo Aicelin De Billom, or Hugo SéqUin

Hugo Aicelin de Billom, or Hugo Séquin was born at Billom, in Auvergne, about 1230, was educated at the college of the Church of St. Sirene, and afterwards entered the monastery at Clermont. He preached at various places with great success, and was awarded, on account of his superior scholarship, the doctorship of divinity by the University of Paris, where he was afterwards professor of theology. In 1285 Hugo went to Rome, and was appointed by pope Honorius IV master of his palace. Nicolas IV made him cardinal, May 15, 1288. He died at Rome Dec. 29, 1297. He is said to have written works on the beatific vision, an apologetical work against the corrupters of the doctrines of St. Thomas, On Jeremiah, a volume of Sermons, etc. See Echard, Scriptores ordinis Praedicatorum, 1, 450 sq.; Encyclop. Theolog. 31, 1091 sq.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 25, 450.

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