Hugo of Rheims

Hugo of Rheims son of count Herbert of Vermandois, flourished in the 10th century. He was elected archbishop of Rheims when not quite five years old, and installed as head of the Church in that city by the power of his father; but only six years later Hugo was succeeded by the monk Artold or Artaud. Herbert, dissatisfied-with this appointment, made Artold prisoner, and called a synod at Soissons, which confirmed his son Hugo in the archbishopric. After Herbert's death Artold was liberated, and great contentions arose between the two incumbents of the same see. In 947 a synod was held at Verdun; but this, as well as another held at Mousson in 948, proved of no avail, as Hugo had secured for himself the intercession of the pope, who decreed that Hugo should hold the archbishopric. The friends of Artold finally resolved to hold a national synod, when Hugo was deposed and Artold installed. See Schröckh, Kirchengesch. 22, 252 sq.

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