Fulbert of Chartres

FULBERT of Chartres. b. ca. 960; d. 10 April 1028. Born possibly in Italy, he studied in Rome and later in Rheims. Between 984 and 987 he was at the court of the Frankish king. He moved to Chartres ca. 992, where he held a teaching office and that of singing-master. He was consecrated bishop of Chartres in 1006. He did much to enhance the spiritual and temporal power of the French bishops, and he began the rebuilding of the cathedral after the fire of 1020. The hymns ascribed to him are found in D. Fulberti Carnotensis episcopi antiquissimi opera omnia (Paris, 1608), and there is an account by William of Malmesbury of singing an Easter hymn by Fulbert (see Analecta Hymnica 50. 281). AH...

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