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canons regular of the Abbey of St. Victor in Paris.

I. History of the Abbey

When he retired from Notre Dame in Paris in 1108, William of Champeaux laid the foundation for one of the most renowned abbeys of canons regular (Regular clergy) in all of Europe. Thanks to the protection of reforming bishops such as Ivo of Chartres, Hildebert of Lavardin, and Galon of Paris as well as the French kings Louis VI and Louis VII, the new foundation on the …

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Berndt, Rainer, “Victorines”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 December 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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