Guillaume aux Blanches Mains

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Guillaume de Blois (1135–1202), called Guillaume aux Blanches Mains (William Whitehands), or Guillaume de Champagne, was a French Cardinal.

He was born in Brosse, Île-de-France, France. He was bishop of Chartres in 1165, archbishop of Sens (1169–1176), archbishop of Reims (1175–1202), and first Peer of France to bear that title.

He was a son of Theobald the Great, count of Blois and count of Champagne, and Matilda of Carinthia. Pope Alexander III created him Cardinal Priest of Santa Sabina in March 1179; as such, he signed the papal bulls between 8 April 1179 and 23 December 1201. He died on 7 Sep 1202.

He anointed his nephew, Philip Augustus, as co-king on 1 November 1179 in Rheims.

Guillaume was portrayed by actor Liam O'Callaghan in the 1978 BBC TV drama series The Devil's Crown.

References[edit]

Ludwig Falkenstein, “Guillaume aux Blanches Mains, archevêque de Reims et légat du siège apostolique (1176–1202),” Revue d’histoire de l’Église de France, XCI, 2005, pp. 5-25.

____. “Wilhelm vom Champagne, Elekt von Chartres (1164-1168), Erzbischof von Sens (1168/69-1176), Erzbischof von Reims (1176-1202), Legat des apostolischen Stuhles, im Spiegel papstlicher Schreiben und Privilegien,” Zeitschrift der Savigny-Stiftung für Rechtsgeschichte. Kanonistische Abteilung, CXX, 2003, pp. 107-284. *[1]

Dietrich Lohrmann, Papsturkunden in Frankreich. Neue Folge. 7. Bd. Nördliche Ile-de-France und Vermandois. Berlin: Weidmannsche Buchhandlung, 1976. (Abhandlungen der Akademie der Wissenschaften in Göttingen. Philologisch-historische Klasse; 3. Folge, Nr. 95).

Jules Mathorez, “Guillaume aux Blanches-Mains, évêque de Chartres,” Archives du diocese de Chartres, Pièces detaches, Etudes et documents, XX, 1914, pp. 187-340.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Henry of France
Archbishop of Reims
1176–1202
Succeeded by
Guy Paré