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Pons, Abbot of Cluny

Male - 1125


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  • Name Pons   [1, 2
    Suffix Abbot of Cluny 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1125  [3
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I27444  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2020 

    Father Pierre de Melgueil,   d. Bef 1090 
    Mother Almodis de Toulouse,   d. Abt 1152 
    Married Abt 1065  [4
    Family ID F7462  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Seventh abbot of Cluny, 1109 to 1122.

      From James Westfall Thompson, "Notes and Studies on the Identity of Bernard of Cluny", citation details below:

      Pons was a godson of Paschal II and was one of the arbitrators of the conflict between that pope and the emperor, Henry V. He was consecrated to the abbot's office by the archbishop of Vienne, the future pope Callixtus II. It was Pons who so ably argued for the privileges of the abbey at the council of Rheims in 1119. This was the year also in which the king of France, Louis VI, took the great abbey of Cluny, together with its priories, under the royal protection, pronouncing it to be "a notable member of the kingdom."

      Pons was at the height of his power as abbot of Cluny when the crash of war came between the counts of Toulouse and Provence, which so diminished the power of the seigneurs of Montpellier.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3882] James Westfall Thompson, "Notes and Studies on the Identity of Bernard of Cluny." The Journal of Theological Studies 8:394, 1907.

    2. [S3883] Ursula Vones-Liebenstein, "From Aquitaine to Provence: The Struggle for Influence During the Schism of 1130." In Pope Innocent II (1130-43): The World Vs the City ed. John Doran and Damien J. Smith, Abingdon (Oxfordshire) and New York: Routledge, 2016.

    3. [S3884] Histoire Générale de Languedoc by Claude de-Vic and J. Vaissete. Toulouse: J.-B. Paya, 1841.

    4. [S49] Genealogics, by Leo Van de Pas.