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Robert of Arbrissel
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(c. 1045, Arbrissel near Rennes – Feb 25, 1116, Priory of Orsan-en-Berry), son of a hereditary priest of Arbrissel. After studies in Paris, Robert entered the service of Bishop Silvester of Rennes as a clerk. After further studies in Angers (from 1078) he experienced a conversion to ascetic life, and withdrew as a hermit to the Forest of Craon (Anjou), where he founded a collegiate establishment in 1095, leaving it in order to travel through the countryside preaching repentance (f…

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Köpf, Ulrich, “Robert of Arbrissel”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025012>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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