Albert of Louvain
|Saint Albert of Louvain|
|Bishop of Liege|
|Died||24 November 1192
|Honored in||Catholic Church|
|Major shrine||Cathedral of Liège, Belgium|
Saint Albert of Louvain or Albert of Leuven (c. 1166 Brabant – 24 November 1192 – some say 24 November 1191, or 1202 – Rheims) was Prince-Bishop of Liège from 22 September 1191 till January 1192. He was canonized in 1613.
He was a son of Godfrey III, Count of Leuven, and brother of Henry I, Duke of Lorraine and Brabant, and was chosen Bishop of Liège in 1191 by the people and the Church. Emperor Henry VI proposed his own choice, causing Albert to journey to Rome to appeal to Celestine III. The pope ordained him a deacon and sent him to the Archbishop of Rheims. The archbishop ordained Albert a priest and consecrated him as a bishop. Outside of Rheims, Albert was accosted by eight followers of Henry VI, who stabbed him to death. It is unsure in what year Albert was killed.
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