Halinard was the Archbishop of Lyon between 1046 and 1052; he also served as abbot between 1031 and 1052. He was born in Burgandy of noble parents. His father came from Langres and his mother from Autun Halinard was raised by his godfather Walter, who was the Bishop of Autun. Bishop Bruno the Bishop of Langres enrolled him into a college of canons to train for ordination. Against the wishes of his parents, Halinard indicated that he wished to become a monk.
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