Odo of Deuil

Odo Of Deuil (Lat. de Diogilo), a French ecclesiastic, was born in Deuil, in the valley of Montmorency. He was a simple monk in the abbey of St. Denys when the abbe Suger gave him for a secretary to Louis le Jeune, departing for Palestine. On his return he was appointed by Suger abbe of St. Corneille de Compiegne. After the death of Suger, in 1151, the monks of St. Denys recalled him, and entrusted to him the government of their congregation. His administration was several times troubled. He had sharp contests with the archbishop of Bourges and the bishop of Beauvais, who disputed with him the possession of some domains; that was in comformity with, the spirit of the age, when the principal occupation of an a abbe as to create or sustain suits of this kind, Odo died in. 1162. He had the reputation of being a firm and vigilant abbe. He left a good history or the second crusade. This narrative was published for the first time by P. Chifflet, at the head of his work entitled Sancti Bernardi genus illustre asserturn. See Gallia Christiana, t. vii, .col. 337; Histoire litt. de la France, 7:493.

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