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Gerson, John Charlier de

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

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An eminent ecclesiastical scholar, born at Gerson, in the diocese of Rheims; in 1395 he became chancellor of his old university at Paris, and earned in that office a high reputation for learning, becoming known as Doctor Christianissimus; he was a prominent member of the councils of Pisa and Constance, advocating, as a remedy for the Western Schism, the resignation of the rival Popes; in consequence of his denunciation of the Duke of Burgundy for the murder of the Duke of Orleans he was forced to become a refugee in Germany for some time, but finally retired into the monastery of Lyons; his various works reveal an intellect of keen intelligence, but somewhat tinged with a cloudy mysticism (1363-1429).

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Wood, James, ed. Entry for 'Gerson, John Charlier de'. The Nuttall Encyclopedia. https://www.studylight.org/​encyclopedias/​eng/​nut/​g/gerson-john-charlier-de.html. Frederick Warne & Co Ltd. London. 1900.
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