Notcher of Hautvilliers

Notcher Of Hautvilliers an early French ecclesiastic, flourished towards the close of the 11th century as abbot in the place after which he is surnamed, and which is situated in the diocese of Rheims. Notcher died about 1099. We are ignorant in what year the government of the abbey of Hautvilliers was confided by the vote of the monks to the learned Notcher; he appears for the first time With the title of abbe in 1093, at the Council of Soissons, where Roscelin was condemned. In 1095 he assisted at the consecration of Philip, bishop of Chalons-sur-Marne. We have of his works, Translatio corporis sanctae Helenae. This treats of St. Helena, the mother of Constantine, whose remains the abbey of Hautvilliers pretended to possess. In order to sustain this pretension Notcher composed a treatise in nineteen chapters, from which Mabillon, the authors of the Gallia Christiana, and the Bolland.ists published fragments more or less extended. See Gallia Christ. tom. 9; Mabillon, Annal. lib. 68, 69, et Acta, tom. 6; Bollandus, August 18; Hist. Litt. de la France, 8:581.

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