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Maiolus of Cluny, Saint
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(after 909, Valensole – May 11, 994, Souvigny). Born to a noble Provençal family, Maiolus became a canon and later archdeacon in Mâcon. In 943 he entered the Abbey of Cluny, where he became chamberlain. From 954 to 965 he served as coadjutor to the abbot Aimard, whom he succeeded on the latter's death. During his 30 years as abbot, Cluny and the Cluniac community enjoyed a period of religious and economic florescence; the Church of St. Peter in Cluny was rebuilt (Cluny II), and many noted monasteries in Italy …

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Barone, Giulia, “Maiolus of Cluny, Saint”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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