Hugh of Poitiers

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Hugh of Poitiers[1] (died 1167) was a Benedictine monk of Vézelay Abbey and chronicler.

His Historia Vizeliacensis monasterii was written from about 1140 to 1160.[2] Besides being a rather partisan account of the affairs of the Abbey, it is an important source for the history of France in its period.[citation needed] It was written for Abbot Ponce of Vézelay (1138–1161), who was brother to Peter the Venerable of Cluny Abbey.[3]

He also wrote the Origo et historia brevis Nivernensium comitum, about the county of Nevers.[4][5]


  • John Scott and John O. Ward (translators) (1992), The Vezelay Chronicle: And Other Documents from Ms. Auxerre 227 and Elsewhere


  1. ^ Hugues, Hugo Pictavinus, Pictavinienis.
  2. ^ Myths & Legends of Burgundy, King Arthur in Burgundy, France
  3. ^ Francis Oakley, The Western Church in the Later Middle Ages (1979), p. 411.
  4. ^ Oakley, p. 340.
  5. ^ Constance Brittain Bouchard, Those of My Blood: Constructing Noble Families in Medieval Francia (2001), p. 42.