Le Maire, Guillaume

Le Maire, Guillaume a French prelate, was chosen as successor to Nicolas Gellent, bishop of Angers, having been first chaplain and penitentiary of the cathedral. The newly elected bishop went to Vincennes, May 16, 1291, and took the oath to king Philip. Some years later he excommunicated David de Lesmaisons, bailiwick of Angers, and his sub-bailiwick, Darien Bidoyn. The difficulty was concerning the ecclesiastical immunities. In the unfortunate condition of his treasury the king objected to the subsidies, and his officers levied upon the goods of the Church as well as others. This was opposed by Guillaume Le Maire, together with other bishops. He argued this question against the count of Anjou. The whole administration of Le Maire was laborious and discordant. He died May 13, 1314, leaving a historical work, for mention of which see Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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