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ID: 500113056
Page Link: http://vocab.getty.edu/page/ulan/500113056

 
Record Type: Person
Suger, Abbot of Saint-Denis (French clergyman, patron, and writer, ca. 1081-1151)

Note: Suger came from a peasant family, probably born near St. Denis (now part of Paris); at the age of 10 he was given as an oblate to the Abbey of Saint-Denis. There he formed a lifelong friendship with Prince Louis, who was crowned King Louis VI of France in 1108. A close adviser of the King, he was Regent of France from 1147-1149 while King Louis VII was away on the Second Crusade. Suger was elected Abbot of Saint-Denis in 1122 and in1127 took on the reformation of both the administration and monastic life of the Abbey. He began the rebuilding and refurbishing of the church itself around 1135. His recorded accounts of the construction are of great interest in that Saint-Denis, with its column statues and stained glass windows, was instrumental in the development of the Gothic style of architecture in western Europe.
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Names:
Suger, Abbot of Saint-Denis (preferred,V,display)
Suger, Abbot of Saint Denis (V)
Suger of Saint-Denis (V)
Suger (VBN)

Nationalities:
French (preferred)

Roles:
clergyman (preferred)
patron
writer
abbot

Gender: male

Birth and Death Places:
Born:  Paris (Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)
Died:  Saint-Denis (Île-de-France, France) (inhabited place)

List/Hierarchical Position:
 ....  Non-Artists
 ........  Suger, Abbot of Saint-Denis (I)

Biographies:
(French clergyman, patron, and writer, ca. 1081-1151) ..... [VP Preferred]
(1081-1151) ..... [AVERY]
(abbot, 1081-1151) ..... [AVERY]
(undetermined) ..... [Grove Art]

Additional Names:

Sources and Contributors:
Suger ........ [VP]
.............  Catholic Encyclopedia [online], 1913 edition (1997-)
Suger, Abbot of Saint Denis ........ [AVERY Preferred]
....................................................  Avery Authority files (1963-)
....................................................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
Suger, Abbot of Saint-Denis ........ [Grove Art Preferred, VP Preferred]
......................................................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
......................................................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 19 March 2004
Suger of Saint-Denis ........ [VP]
.........................................  New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967-1989) 13, 781

Subject: ........ [AVERY, Gallery Systems, Grove Art, VP]
....................  Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals (1963-)
....................  Avery Library Catalog (1968)
....................  Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 19 March 2004
....................  Gallery Systems (2000-) LOC ID: n50010757
....................  Grove Art artist database (1989-)
....................  Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 19 March 2004
....................  LCNAF Library of Congress Name Authority File [n.d.]
....................  Library of Congress Authorities database (n.d.) LOC ID: n50010757
....................  New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967-1989) 13, 781
 
Note:
English .......... [AVERY, VP]
.......... Encyclopedia Britannica Online (2002-) accessed 19 March 2004
.......... Grove Dictionary of Art online (1999-2002) accessed 19 March 2004
.......... New Catholic Encyclopedia (1967-1989) 13, 781
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