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Odo of Deuil
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[Odon de Diogilo; Eudes de Deogilo]

ca 1110-62. France. Benedictine monk, abbot of St. Denis, Paris. Born to a modest family, he entered the order at St. Denis and became a trusted companion of abbot Suger. In 1147-9 he participated in the Second Crusade as a chaplain of Louis VII, king of France (1137-80). Returning to France, Odo remained a trusted associate of both Louis and Suger, succeeding the latter as abbot of Saint-Denis in 1151, and appointed abbot of Saint-Corneille in Compiègne in addition to his previous dignity by t…

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Pysiak, Jerzy, “Odo of Deuil”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 13 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_01961>
First published online: 2016

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