William of Auvergne

William of Auvergne (also called OF PARIS), a French prelate and theologian, was born at Aurillae about the close of the 12th century. He succeeded Barthelemy as bishop of Paris in 1228. He took a large part in the civil affairs of. Louis X. At the same time he too deeply interested himself in the controversies of the day respecting benefices, combating the abuses with great vigor. He also erected several churches and monastic institutions. , He died at Paris March 30, 1248. His works, which consist of many mystical treatises, were published by Leferon (Orleans, 1674, 2 vols. fol.). See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Géneralé, 22:888.

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