William of Breteuil

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Saint William of Breteuil
Breteuil, near Beauvais, France
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Feast14 July

William of Breteuil was Benedictine abbot of Breteuil, near Beauvais, France. He rebuilt the monastery after it had been nearly destroyed by the Normans.[1]

He was the eldest son of William FitzOsbern, 1st Earl of Hereford. He was held captive and tortured by Ascelin Gouel, Sire d'Yvry, until he finally granted his daughter Isabella de Breteuil's hand in marriage to him.[2]


  1. ^ St. William of Breteuil Catholic Online
  2. ^ Francis Palgrave, The History of Normandy and of England... !V:398ff.