Bérenger de Landore
Bérenger de Landore (1262–1330) was a French Dominican, who became Master of the Order of Preachers, and then Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela. He was from a noble family of southern France.
As Master General
As Master General, he set up the Friars Pilgrim missionaries. He set the trend towards Thomism as central to Dominican theology; and campaigned against that of Durandus of Saint-Pourçain. He asked Bernard Gui to compose a replacement for the Golden Legend of Jacob de Voragine.
He took until 1322 to take possession as Archbishop, there being a Galician rival. He had to reside at some time at Noia, where he held a synod. His takeover was a violent affair. He is remembered also for the building work he initiated on the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and relics. One of the cathedral towers bears his name.
His Lumen animæ, seu liber moralitatum Magnarum rerum naturalium was printed in 1482 by Matthias Farinator.
- Hechos de Don Berenguel de Landoria, Arzobispo de Santiago: Introduccion, Edicion Critica y Traduccion (1983) Manuel C. Díaz y Díaz, translation of the chronicle Gesta Berengarii de Landoria archiepiscopi Compostellani
- Berengar of Landorra, of Landorre; Berenguel de Landoria, Landória, or Landoira.
- , Spanish.
- : In 1312 the master general, Béranger de Landore, organized the missions of Asia into a special congregation of "Friars Pilgrims", with Franco of Perugia as vicar general. As a base of evangelization they had the convent of Pera (Constantinople), Capha, Trebizond, and Negropont. Thence they branched out into Armenia and Persia. Also , .
- Ashley/Dominicans: 3 Mystics 1300s
- PDF, p.5, .
- PDF, note p.146.
- , , both in French.
-  (Spanish language).
- It is claimed that Bérengar ordered the assassination in 1320 of Alonso Suárez de Deza, the local mayor, and other counsellors; after Alonso's death serious fighting broke out.
- PDF (Italian), p.3.
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