Gilbert of Meaux

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Saint Gilbert of Meaux
Bishop
Born unknown
Vermandois
Died 13 February 1015
Feast 13 February

Gilbert of Meaux (died 13 February 1015), later known as Saint Gilbert of Meaux, was originally from Vermandois. He was the first canon in Saint-Quentin and then became bishop of Meaux.

Little is known of his episcopal acts, but he subscribed to a charter for the abbey of Saint-Denis. He gave donations to several other monasteries in Ile de France.

Gilbert was appointed bishop in 995 on the death of Archanrad who had appointed him archdeacon of the church. He appended his seal on a charter for the Abbey of St. Denis (998 and 1008), on a charter from King Robert in favor of the abbey of St. Peter of Melun (1005) and shared the property of the Church of Meaux between the bishop and his chapter.

He died on Feb. 13, 1015. Several miracles were purported to have taken place at his tomb (he was buried in front of the high altar of Meaux Cathedral). His relics were desanctified by the Huguenots in 1562.

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