Alberic of Monte Cassino
He was (perhaps) a native of Trier, and became a Benedictine. He successfully opposed the teachings of Berengarius, which were considered heretical by the Pope, defending the measures of Gregory VII during the Investiture Controversy.
He composed several theological and scientific works and lives of saints, and is the author of the earliest medieval treatise on ars dictaminis, or letter-writing (De dictamine). Many of his letters are found in the works of St. Peter Damian.
- Patrologia Latina, CXLV, 621-634.
- I. S. Robinson, The Papacy 1073-1198 (1990), p. 214.
This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Shahan, Thomas Joseph (1907). "Alberic of Monte Cassino". In Herbermann, Charles. Catholic Encyclopedia. 1. New York: Robert Appleton.
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