Sully, Odon (or Eudes) De

Sully, Odon (Or Eudes) De a French prelate, was born about 1165 at La Chapelle d'Angillon (Berri), being the son of Eudes Archambaud, lord of Sully. He was educated at Paris, and in 1184 became singer at the Cathedral of Bourges. In 1187 he visited Rome, and in 1196 succeeded his brother Maurice as bishop of Paris, a see which he is said by Pierre de Blois to have administered with great fidelity, but by others in a mercenary manner. He took the pope's part in the ecclesiastical quarrels of his country at the time, and was compelled to flee, leaving his property to be confiscated by the crown, but was eventually restored with additional honors. A council of Paris was held under him by the papal legate in 1201; he laid the foundation of Porrois; afterwards famous as Port-Royal; and he preached a crusade against the Albigenses. He died at Paris, July 13, 1208. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, s.v.

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