Person:Giraldus De Barri (1)

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Name Gerald de Barri
Alt Name Giraldus de Barry
Alt Name[1] Giraldus Cambrensis
Alt Name[1] Gerald of Wales
Gender Male
Birth[1] ABT 1146 Manorbier, Pembrokeshire, WalesManorbier Castle
Employment[1] ABT 1174 Brecon, Breconshire, WalesArchdeacon of Brecon
Education[1] 1176 Paris, FranceUniversity of Paris
Reference Number? Q357824?
Death[1] 1223 Hereford, Herefordshire, England
Burial[1] 1223 St David's, Pembrokeshire, WalesBuried in the Cathedral


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Gerald of Wales was a Cambro-Norman archdeacon of Brecon and historian. As a royal clerk to the king and two archbishops, he travelled widely and wrote extensively. He both studied and taught in France and visited Rome several times, meeting the Pope. He was nominated for several bishoprics but turned them down in the hope of becoming bishop of St Davids, but was unsuccessful despite considerable support. His final post was as archdeacon of Brecon, from which he retired to academic study for the remainder of his life. Much of his writing survives.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Gerald of Wales, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2.   Giraldus Cambrensis, in Welsh Biography Online.