Person:Guillaume aux Blanches Mains (1)

Guillaume aux Blanches Mains
b.1135
d.1202
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Name Guillaume aux Blanches Mains
Gender Male
Birth[1] 1135
Death[1] 1202


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Guillaume de Blois (1135–1202), called Guillaume aux Blanches Mains (William Whitehands), or Guillaume de Champagne, was a French Cardinal.

He was born in Brosse, Île-de-France, France. He was bishop of Chartres in 1165, archbishop of Sens (1169–1176), archbishop of Reims (1175–1202), and first Peer of France to bear that title.

He was a son of Theobald the Great, count of Blois and count of Champagne, and Matilda of Carinthia. Pope Alexander III created him Cardinal Priest of Santa Sabina in March 1179; as such, he signed the papal bulls between 8 April 1179 and 23 December 1201. He died on 7 Sep 1202.

He anointed his nephew, Philip Augustus, as co-king on 1 November 1179 in Rheims.

Guillaume was portrayed by actor Liam O'Callaghan in the 1978 BBC TV drama series The Devil's Crown.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Guillaume aux Blanches Mains, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   GUILLAUME de Blois, in Cawley, Charles. Medieval Lands: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families.