Laron (or Loron), Jourdain De
Laron (or Loron), Jourdain De a French prelate, was at first provost of St. Leonard, which position he occupied until the death of Girard, bishop of Limoges. Several competitors claimed the succession to Girard, but Jourdain de Laron obtained it, and the duke of Aquitania conducted him in triumph to his episcopal city. He was the sub-deacon, but in two years was ordained deacon, priest, bishop, by Islon, bishop of Saintes, assistant of the archbishop of Bordeaux and Boson, Arnauld, Isombert. This ordination was not participated in by the archbishop of Bourges, who had Limoges in his province. The archbishopric of Bourges was at that time occupied by Gauslin; son of Hugh Capet, and therefore brother of king Robert; and he, through jealousy, caused the excommunication of Jourdain and his whole diocese. Jourdain, after a time, made a journey to the Holy Land. On his return, in 1028, he consecrated his cathedral. In 1031, at the Council of Bourges, he discoursed against the armed hordes which devastated the country, which discourse was resented by the bishops. He died in 1052. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.