Hugo of Besançon

Hugo of Besançon was born towards the close of the 10th century, and was appointed archbishop of Besançon, as successor of archbishop Gaucher of Salins, in 1031. Immediately on assuming the charge of the see he dismissed the canons of St. Anatole of Salins, and gave this church to the monks of St. Benigne of Dijon; but he afterwards repented of the change, and reinstated the chapter of St. Anatole in 1048. He is said to have been an industrious prelate, and to have enjoyed the confidence of his pope and of his emperor. Under the emperor Henry III he was arch-chancellor. He also assisted at the coronation of king Philip I of France. He died July 27, 1066. — Dunod de Carnage, Histoire de l'Eglise de Besançon 1, 29 sq.; Hoefer, Nouv. biog. Gen. 25, 429.

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