Fulk of Neuilly

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Fulk of Neuilly[1] (died 1201) was a French preacher of the twelfth century, and priest of Neuilly-sur-Marne. His preaching encouraged the Fourth Crusade.

A priest at Neuilly from 1191, he attended the lectures of Peter the Chanter in Paris. He began to preach from 1195, and gained a reputation for piety and eloquence.[2] His preaching focused on reforming peoples morality and many of his denunciations were upon the sins of usury and lustfulness.[3] Clerical concubinage was a common target of his and he would often point out priests and concubines that were guilty of this sin in the crowd when he was preaching.[4] An invitation for him to preach the Crusade came from Pope Innocent III in 1199. Both Simon de Montfort, 5th Earl of Leicester and Alix de Montmorency were influenced by him.[5]

His assiduous enthusiasm in carrying out his mission led to rumours concerning the usage made of the monetary sums it produced[specify]. He died shortly afterwards.

Bibliography[edit]

  • C. Grasso, Folco di Neuilly sacerdos et predicator crucis, dans "Nuova Rivista Storica", Anno 2010 - Volume XCIV - Fascicolo III, p. 741-764.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Foulque de Neuilly, Foulques de Neuilly.
  2. ^ Mayer, Hans Eberhand Mayer (1990). The Crusades. Oxford: Oxford University Press. p. 197. 
  3. ^ Queller, Donald (1997). The Fourth Crusade. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 3. 
  4. ^ Queller, Donald (1997). The Fourth Crusade. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press. p. 3. 
  5. ^ Maddicott, John Robert (1994). Simon de Montfort. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 5. 

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