Fulbert of Chartres

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Fulbert of Chartres (born between 952 and 962; died 10 April, 1028), scholar, teacher, and bishop of Chartres (1007-1028). Fulbert was educated in part at Reims where he had as a professor the famous Gerbert of Aurillac, later Pope Silvester II.

In about 990 Fulbert founded a school at Chartres which became the most famous educational institution of the 11th century in western Europe. Among his personal students was Berengar of Tours.

Fulbert became bishop of Chartres in 1007. In 1020 the cathedral burned and Fulbert rebuilt it. The foundations of his church were retained as the foundations of the later Gothic cathedral.

Fulbert of Chartres (died 10 April 1028), scholar, teacher, and bishop of Chartres (1007-1028). Fulbert was a leading scholar and political figure in northern France in the first decades of the eleventh century. In particular, he opinions on canon law and Roman (civil) law were widely respected. His writings, especially his letters, provide an important source for eleventh-century French history. Among his students was Berengar of Tours, whose views on the Eucharist were denounced as heretical. In 1020 the cathedral of Chartres was badly damaged in a fire, and Fulbert rebuilt it, although the extent of his work is unclear. Part of the current crypt of the cathedral probably dates to his episcopate.



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