Thierry of Fleury
THIERRY OF FLEURY
Thierry of Fleury or Thierry of Amorbach, hagiographer; b. c. 950; d. c. 1018. A contemporary of abbo of fleury, this 10th–century writer was at first a diocesan priest but eventually became a Benedictine at Fleury, now saint benoÎt–sur–loire. There he compiled his Libelli duo de consuetudinibus et statutis monasterii Floriacensis, describing the customs of that abbey c. 995. In 1002 he went as a pilgrim to Rome, and there composed a Life of Pope martin i (Bibliotheca hagiographica latina antiquae et mediae aetatis 5596) as well as accounts of SS. Tryphon and Ruspicius (Bibliotheca hagiographica latina antiquae et mediae aetatis 8340), the forty martyrs of Sebaste, and St. Anthimus of Nicomedia. He lived for a time at monte cassino, where he wrote a biography of Firmanus, Abbot of Fermo (Bibliotheca hagiographica latina antiquae et mediae aetatis 3001). From 1010 to 1018 he resided at the Abbey of Amorbach, and here he produced his best known work, the Illatio sancti Benedicti (ed. Dümmler, Abhandlungen der Deutschen (Preussischen, to 1944) Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Berlin 1894). Other writings included a hymn in honor of St. maurus and an explanation of the Catholic Epistles, now partly lost.
Bibliography: m. manitius, Geschichte der lateinischen Literatur des Mittelalters, 3 vol. (Munich 1911–31) 2:449–455. a. manser, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche, ed. j. hofer and k. rahner, 10 v. (2nd ed. Freiburg 1957–65) 10: 51–52. p. schmitz, Histoire de l'Ordre de Saint–Benoît, 7 v. (Maredsous, Bel. 1942–56) v.2.
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