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Ivo of Chartres
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(1040, Chartres? – Dec 23, 1115/1116, Chartres). Following studies in Le Bec (near Lanfranc) and in Paris, Ivo became canon in Nesle, then provost of the canons regular of St. Quentin in Beauvais, and finally bishop of Chartres in 1090. He contributed to the resolution of the Investiture Controversy by distinguishing between ecclesial and royal, unalterable and alterable, spiritual and wordly law. He supported the canons regular (Regulated clergy), whom he placed above the monks. He corresponded with Anselm of Canterbury, Manegold of Lautenbach, Roscelin (Ros…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Ivo of Chartres”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10662>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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