Leutard or Leuthard
Leutard Or Leuthard a French fanatic, flourished among the peasants of Chalons-sur-Marne about A.D. 1000. He claimed the enjoyment of spiritual visions, and authority from on high for separation from his family and his iconoclastic idiosyncracies. He also, by like inspirations, became the opponent of many practices of the Church which had their authority in the sacred Scriptures of both the O. and N.T., and supported his position likewise by the inspired word of God. The bishop of the diocese in which Leuthard flourishedGebuin by name-treated him with perfect contempt, believing him insane, and, for want of opposition, few followers were found by Leuthard, who in despair destroyed himself by drowning.