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Suger, Abbot of Saint-Denislocked

(b c. 1081; d Saint-Denis, 1151).
  • Peter Kidson

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French ecclesiastic, patron, and writer. He was born of an obscure and perhaps humble family, and at the age of ten he was presented as an oblate to Saint-Denis Abbey, around which his entire life and career revolved. As his competence and flair for business were recognized he was promoted secretary to the abbot, provost of outlying properties, and envoy to the papal court. In ...

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