Giles de Roye
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[Le Roye; Aegidius de Roya]

1415-78. France. Cistercian author of the Compendium historiae universalis. Giles le Roye is first on record as a member of the monastic community of Cîteaux, near Dijon. Shortly after graduating as a master in theology at the Collège St. Bernard in Paris in 1449, he was appointed magister regens in the Collège (and, for a brief period, provisor), and from 1453, he combined this function with the abbacy of Royaumont. Following disputes with the monks of Royaumont in 1458, le Roye resigned and settled in the abbey of Les Dunes, in the county of Flanders.

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Vanderputten, Steven, “Giles de Roye”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 16 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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