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Suger
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(c. 1081, Argenteuil – 1151, St.-Denis), was born to a wealthy family; c. 1091 he became an oblate in the royal Frankish abbey of St.-Denis before the gates of Paris. In 1101 he took his solemn vows; in 1107 he defended the exempt status of the abbey before Pope Paschal II. After serving in various political and ecclesiastical offices, he was elected abbot in 1122. He reformed his own abbey and also served as regent of France from 1137 to 1140 and from 1147 to 1149. His partial reconstruction of the abbey church (1140–1144) is famous; he discussed it in his De consecratione and De o…

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Markschies, Christoph, “Suger”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 May 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025850>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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