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Gauzelin of Toul, St.


Bishop; d. Sept. 7, 962. Of a noble Frankish family, he entered the chancery of Charles the Simple as notary (913); he was chosen bishop of Toul, March 17, 922. His episcopate was disturbed by various political problems. In his time Lorraine came under the control of Abp. bruno of cologne, brother of otto i, who created the duchies of Upper and Lower Lorraine (959). The city and Diocese of Toul, part of Upper Lorraine, also suffered from the Hungarian invasions of 928 and 954. Standing free of these contentions, Gauzelin tried to maintain and develop the patrimony of his church and favored monastic reform. Einold, the archdeacon of Toul, started the reform of gorze, and Gauzelin encouraged various foundations, personally introducing the observance of saint-benoÎt-sur-loire at the Abbey St. Aper. He was buried near Nancy, in the Abbey of Bouxières-aux-Dames, which he founded.

Feast: Sept. 7.

Bibliography: Gesta episcoporum Tullensium, j. p. nigne, Patrologia latina 157:459463. Acta Sanctorum, Sept. 3:143144. e. martin, Histoire des diocèses de Toul, de Nancy et de SaintDié, 3 v. (Nancy 190003) v.1.

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