Metz, Council of
Metz, Council Of
(Concilium Metense). Church councils were held at Metz as early as A.D. 590. At this time AEgidius, archbishop of Rheims, was deposed and banished for high-treason against king Childebert. Of far greater importance, however, was a council held here in A.D. 835, which revoked the excommunication of Louis le Dboinnaire, who had been unjustly treated by Ebbo, archbishop of Rheims. Another council, in the year following, supplemented the action of 835 by crowning Louis, Ebbo himself receding from his former position. SEE LOUIS LE DEBONNAIRE. See also Landon, Manual of Councils, s.v.