Robert (Abbe), a French historian, was born neat Rheims, about 1055. He was educated in the Abbey of St. Remi at Rheims, and in 1095 became its abbot; but on account of a dispute with the abbot of Mannoutiers retired to the Priory of St. Oricle de Senuc, where he remained till he joined the Crusaders in 1096. On his return from Palestine, the Council of Poitiers (Nov. 23, 1100)
declared his deposition from Rheims unjust and his life irreproachable; but he was not reinstated, and remained at Senluc. He was accused of maladministration, and Calixtus It deprived him of his office (April 16, 1121). He died at Senuc, Aug. 23, 1122. He left two works, entitled Historia Hierosolymitana Libris VIII Explicata (Cologne, 1470-74; Basle, 1533): — and In Chronique et Histoire faite par le R.P. en Dieu Turpin, etc. (Paris, 1527). See Rivet, Hist. Litter. de la France; Gallia Christiana.