Humbert (2)

Humbert general of the order of Dominican monks, was born at Romans, France, about 1200. He was early sent to Paris to be educated as a clergyman, and soon became prominent as an assistant preacher to the celebrated Jourdan. He entered the order in 1224, and was made priest at Lyons. In 1242 he was elected "provincial" of Tuscany, in 1244 "provincial" of. France, and in 1254 general of his order. In 1263, however, he abdicated this high position, and retired as a simple monk, first to a monastery at Lyons, and later to a like institution at Valencia. The patriarchate of Jerusalem was offered him in 1264, but he declined it. He died July 14,1277. He wrote Officium Ecclesiasticum univetsum tam nocturnum quan diurnum, ad usum ordinis praedicatorum: — Expositio super regulam St. Augustini: — Expositio super Constitutiones ordinis fratrum praedicatorum, not quite complete: — Liber de instructione oficialium ordinis fratrum praedicatorum (printed several times; the best edition, Lyons, 1515): — De Eruditione Praedicatorum, also entitled De Arte praedicandi, has been inserted in the Collection of the Church Fathers, vol. 25: Liber de Praedicatione Crucis, an appeal to the Christians against infidels: — Liber de eis quae tractanda videbantur in Concilio generali Lugduni celebrando, of which extracts were published by Martene in his Thesaurus Anecdot. — vol. 7, etc. — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé 25, 483 sq.

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