Hugo of Flavigny

Hugo of Flavigny a French Church historian, was born at Verdun about the year 1065. While yet a youth he entered the convent of St.Vitonius at Verdun, where he studied under the abbot Rodolph. In consequence of some persecutions, Hugo and the other members of his order removed to Flavigny. In 1097 he was elected abbot of his convent, and in 1111 he exchanged this abbey for that of St. Vannes. According to some, he died there as early as 1115, but according to others he left this convent for St. Dijon about 1115, and the time of his death is much later. Hugo wrote a chronicle extending from the birth of Christ to the year 1102 divided into two parts, under the title Chronicon Virdumense, Aquibusdam dictum Flaviniacense (in Ph. Labbei Bibliotheca Nova, tom. 1). The first part of this work, which closes with the 10th century, is trifling and erroneous, but the second part contains much important information on the ecclesiastical history of France in the 11th and 12th centuries. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé 25, 433; Herzog, Real-Encyklopadie, 6, 308.

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