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Bernard of Cluny


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  • Name Bernard of Cluny 
    Born Murles, Hérault, Occitan, France Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I27442  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2020 

    Father Guillem V de Montpellier,   b. Abt 1073,   d. 1121  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Mother Ermesenda,   d. Aft 21 Feb 1122 
    Married Between 1086 and 1087  [2
    Family ID F7463  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • William V of Montpellier certainly had a younger son named Bernard. And this Bernard's brother-in-law Bernard IV of Melgueil was certainly a nephew of Pons, seventh abbey of Cluny, under whom Cluny's power and influence greatly grew.

      James Westfall Thompson's 1907 "Notes and Studies on the Identity of Bernard of Cluny" (citation details below) makes a good circumstantial, if not probative, case that this Bernard was the twelfth-century Benedictine monk best known for De contemptu mundi and the hymn "Omni die dic Mariae" ("Daily, daily sing to Mary"). Who is called in several contemporary records Morlanensis.

  • 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. [S49] Genealogics by Leo Van de Pas, continued by Ian Fettes and Leslie Mahler.