Adam of St Victor

ADAM of St Victor. d. Paris, 1146. The earliest identification of this figure is probably the signature ‘Subdeacon Adam’ in a 1098 charter of Notre Dame cathedral, Paris. He was certainly precentor there by 1107, although he became an Augustinian canon* at the Abbey of St Victor in Paris ca. 1133 after being part of a failed attempt to impose the Augustinian rule on the cathedral canons. A vita of Adam was later written by a monk of the Abbey of St Victor, William of St Lô (d. 1349). In modern times, he has been widely believed to have composed many of the Sequences* that were used at the Abbey of St Victor. He was credited by F.J.E. Raby with having improved and regularized the Sequence...

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