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Odilo of Cluny (Saint)
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(c. 961 – Jan 1, 1049, Souvigny, Auvergne), came from the noble family of Mercour (Auvergne). He was first a canon in St. Julien in Brioude (Haute-Loire), and c. 990 became a monk in Cluny. From 993 Odilo was coadjutor of Abbot Maiolus of Cluny, and from 994 his successor. In 998 he received from Pope Gregory V exemption from the bishop of Macon. This privilege was extended in 1024 to all monasteries dependent on Cluny. Odilo was one of Emperor Otto III’s closest advisers, and wrote some important documents for him. Odilo …

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Barone, Giulia, “Odilo of Cluny (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 October 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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