William of Modena
William of Modena a Roman Catholic bishop of the 13th century, was sent by pope Honorius III as a legate to Livonia about 1224. He was of great service to both the natives and their recent conquerors, the Germans, by exhorting the one to bear the yoke in submission, and charging the other to lay on the shoulders of their subjects no intolerable burdens. See Neander, Hist. of the Church, 4:41.