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Urban II
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Pope Urban II (Odo of Châtillon-sur-Marne)

Date of Birth: About 1035

Place of Birth: Châtillon-sur-Marne, France

Date of Death: 29 or 30 July 1099

Place of Death: Rome


Urban, whose name was Odo (Eudes), was born into a noble family in Châtillon-sur-Marne around 1035. He studied with St Bruno, the founder of the Carthusians, at Reims, where he was made canon and archdeacon. Around 1070, he entered …

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Mastnak, Tomaž, “Urban II”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 06 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2010

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