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Gilbert Universalis

Gilbert Universalis
Bishop of London
Diocese Diocese of London
Elected December 1127
Term ended 9 August 1134
Predecessor Richard de Beaumis
Successor Anselm of St Saba
Orders
Consecration 22 January 1128
Personal details
Died 9 August 1134
Denomination Catholic

Gilbert Universalis (or Gilbert the Universal; died 1134) was a medieval Bishop of London.

Life

Gilbert was elected to the see of London about December 1127.[1] He was consecrated on 22 January 1128. He died on 9 August 1134.[2] His death was commemorated on 9 August.[1]

Works

Gilbert the Universal worked on the so-called Glossa ordinaria, a compilation of what historically prominent commentators had written on the books of the Bible. Gilbert also compiled the Gloss on Lamentations. He is particularly notable for developing the previous compilation of Paschasius Radbertus on Lamentations into an argument for the Christian use of Ciceronian rhetoric.

Notes

References

  • British History Online Bishops of London accessed on 28 October 2007
  • Dictionary of National Biography, 1885-1900, Volume 21
  • Andrée, A., Gilbertus Universalis: Glossa ordinaria in Lamentationes Ieremie prophete. Prothemata et Liber I. A Critical Edition with an Introduction and a Translation. Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis. Studia Latina Stockholmiensia 52. Pp. XIV+323; 3 pl. [1]

Further reading

  • Alexander Andrée, Gilbertus Universalis: Glossa ordinaria in Lamentationes Ieremie prophete. Prothemata et Liber I. A Critical Edition with an Introduction and a Translation, Acta Universitatis Stockholmiensis, Studia Latina Stockholmiensia 52 (Stockholm, 2005). Available through the web at: http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:su:diva-531

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Richard de Beaumis
Bishop of London
1128–1134
Succeeded by
Anselm of St Saba

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