a French cardinal of mediaeval times. was born, about 1035, in the diocese of Rheims. St. Bruno of that place was his tutor. One of his pupils was Eudes of Chatillon, pope under the name of Urban II. Rangier went, to take the habit of Benedictine, to Marmontiers, where he would probably have died in obscurity, had it not been for contention which arose among the monks, and Raoul of Sangeais, archbishop of Tours. Rangier's abbot, Bernard of Saint-Venant, charged him with a mission to Rome, to maintain the rights of the abbey. The two ecclesiastics obtained a bull conformed to their wishes; but Rangier was kept at Rome by Urban II, who soon made him cardinal, and, in 1090. archbishop of Reggio. In 1095 he went with the pope to France, and took part in the Council of Clermont, where the first crusade was decided upon. After the Council, Rangier followed Urban II to Limoges and to Poitiers, and found himself, March 10,1096, at the consecration of the abbev of Marmontiers. He soon after returned to his own diocese, and left it no more. excepting to assist Pascal II at the Council of Guastalla (1106). Ughelli speaks of him as a man of great power ("vir magne auctoritatis"). — Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

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