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Gembloux

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Gembloux Abbey was a Benedictine abbey near the town of Gembloux in the province of Namur, Belgium.
The university is housed in the historical Abbey of Gembloux, which dates from the tenth century.

Guibert of Gembloux

GuibertWicbertSaint Guibert
The former Benedictine monastery, located about nine miles north-west of Namur on the river Orneau, was founded about 945 by Saint Guibert or Wibert and dedicated to Saint Peter and the martyr Saint Exuperius.
Saint Guibert (892 - 23 May 962) is the founder of Gembloux Abbey, in Gembloux (Namur, Belgium).

Erluin I of Gembloux

Erluin IErluin
Saint Guibert was assisted in the erection of the monastery and the selection of its monks by Erluin, who had resigned a canonry to become a monk.
Erluin (died 987) was a Benedictine monk, the first abbot of Gembloux (946–87) and also briefly the abbot of Lobbes (956–57).

Exuperius (Theban Legion)

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The former Benedictine monastery, located about nine miles north-west of Namur on the river Orneau, was founded about 945 by Saint Guibert or Wibert and dedicated to Saint Peter and the martyr Saint Exuperius.
Exuperius’ relics were translated in the 10th century to Gembloux Abbey.

Anselm of Gembloux

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During the period of its greatest intellectual activity the abbey was ruled by Mysach (1048-1071), Thietmar (1071-1092), Liethard (1092-1115) and Anselm (1115-1136).
Anselm of Gembloux, Latinized Anselmus Gemblacensis (died 22 February 1136) was abbot of Gembloux Abbey 1115–1136, and continuator of the chronicle of Sigebert of Gembloux.

Sigebert of Gembloux

SigebertSigebertus GemblacensisSigebert de Gembloux
Under Thietmar flourished the famous chronicler Sigebert of Gembloux (1030-1112), who in a neat Latin style wrote a chronicle of the world from 381-1111, a history of the abbots of Gembloux and other historical works of great value.
Early in his life he became a monk in the Benedictine abbey of Gembloux.

Erluin II of Gembloux

Erluin II
Erluin II (died 26 May 1012) was the third abbot of Gembloux from 991 until his death.

Lambert Hancart

Lambert Hancart was abbot of Gembloux from 1557 until his death on 28 August 1578.

Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech

Faculté Universitaire des Sciences Agronomiques de GemblouxAgronomical University of GemblouxAgricultural University
Since 1860, its buildings host the University of Liège's Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech faculty and campus (previously known as Agronomical University of Gembloux).
The university is housed in the historical Abbey of Gembloux, which was founded around 940.

Benedictines

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Gembloux Abbey was a Benedictine abbey near the town of Gembloux in the province of Namur, Belgium.

Abbey

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Gembloux Abbey was a Benedictine abbey near the town of Gembloux in the province of Namur, Belgium.

Namur Province

Namurprovince of NamurNamur (province)
Gembloux Abbey was a Benedictine abbey near the town of Gembloux in the province of Namur, Belgium.

Belgium

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Gembloux Abbey was a Benedictine abbey near the town of Gembloux in the province of Namur, Belgium.

University of Liège

Université de LiègeUniversity of LiegeLiège
Since 1860, its buildings host the University of Liège's Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech faculty and campus (previously known as Agronomical University of Gembloux).

Namur

Namur, Belgiumcity of NamurMarche-les-Dames
The former Benedictine monastery, located about nine miles north-west of Namur on the river Orneau, was founded about 945 by Saint Guibert or Wibert and dedicated to Saint Peter and the martyr Saint Exuperius.

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The former Benedictine monastery, located about nine miles north-west of Namur on the river Orneau, was founded about 945 by Saint Guibert or Wibert and dedicated to Saint Peter and the martyr Saint Exuperius.

Saint Peter

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The former Benedictine monastery, located about nine miles north-west of Namur on the river Orneau, was founded about 945 by Saint Guibert or Wibert and dedicated to Saint Peter and the martyr Saint Exuperius.

Canon (priest)

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Saint Guibert was assisted in the erection of the monastery and the selection of its monks by Erluin, who had resigned a canonry to become a monk.

Fisc

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Some of Guibert's relatives challenged the legality of the monastic foundation on the grounds that the monastery was built on land of the Imperial fisc, which had been given in fee to Guibert's ancestors and could not be alienated without imperial authority.

Fief

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Some of Guibert's relatives challenged the legality of the monastic foundation on the grounds that the monastery was built on land of the Imperial fisc, which had been given in fee to Guibert's ancestors and could not be alienated without imperial authority.

Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor

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Emperor Otto I summoned Guibert and Erluin to his court, but was so favourably impressed with the manner in which they defended their undertaking that on 20 September 946, he issued an imperial diploma approving the foundation of Gemblacum and granting it various privileges.

Gorze Abbey

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Guibert appointed his friend Erluin the first abbot of Gembloux, while he himself became a monk at Gorze Abbey near Metz.

Metz

Metz, FranceDivodurumBishop of Metz
Guibert appointed his friend Erluin the first abbot of Gembloux, while he himself became a monk at Gorze Abbey near Metz.

Hungary

HungarianHUNRepublic of Hungary
The first time was in 954, when the Hungarians threatened to pillage the monastery.