Odo of Chiteauroux

Odo Of Chiteauroux, a French prelate of distincton, was at first canon of the church of Paris, then chancellor in 1238. Ughelli claims that he afterwards became a monk, and was made abbot of Granselve, but this does not seem proved. On the contrary, it is very, likely that he was still chancellor of Paris in 1243, when he was made cardinal-bishop of Tusculum by Innocent IV. In 1245 he returned to France as papal legate, preached a crusade in the pope's name, and embarked with Louis IX for Palestine towards the close of May, 1248. William of Nangis, Joinville, and other historians agree in praising his courage, zeal, and disinterestedness. In 1255 we find him in Italy, and in 1264 he came again as legate to France. He died at Civita Vecchia in 1273. He wrote, Epistola ad Innocentium papam, published in D'Achery's Spicilegium, 7:213: — Distinctiones super Psalteriumn, in MS. No. 1327, 1328, Sorbonne Collection, 857, St. Victor's: — Sernmones, No. 789, Sorbonne: — Lectio mag. Odonis- de Castro Radulphi, postmodunz episcopi Tusculani, qutando incsepit in Theologia, in the same volume. See Hist. litter. de la France, vol. — xix Gerard de Frachet, Chronique, in the Historiens de France, 21:5; Joinville, Histoire de Sft. Louis, passim.

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