Gauzelin of Toul

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Tomb at Bouxières-aux-Dames

Gauzelin (died 962) was a French bishop of Toul.

He was from a noble Frankish family, and made his way at court as a notary in the royal chancery. The king Charles the Simple made him bishop of Toul, and he was consecrated on 17 March 922.

After the damage caused by Danish and Hungarian invasions, Gauzelin was a reforming bishop in his diocese, and founder of a number of monasteries. Among them was the Abbey of Bouxières-aux-Dames (935-6), closely associated with his family, and where he was buried.[1]

Nancy Cathedral preserves a number of objects associated with him. He is a Catholic saint.

References[edit]

  • Michael Walsh (2007), A New Dictionary of Saints: East and West

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bruce L. Venarde, Women's Monasticism and Medieval Society: Nunneries in France and England, 890-1215 (1997), pp. 29-30.