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Adam of Saint Victor
d. 1146 • Composer • Poet
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Adam of St-Victor
Adam of St-Victor (12th cent.), *sequence-writer and composer. The *Augustinian canon of the abbey of St-Victor in Paris (see victorines) to whom some of the finest sequences have been attributed, was long thought to have been a Breton (‘Brito’), who entered the abbey c. 1130 and died between 1177
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Adam of St. Victor
Adam of St. Victor (?–ca. 1185). Liturgical poet who expressed in verse the piety and theology of the school of St. Victor (⇒Hugh of St. Victor; ⇒Richard of St. Victor). A dictionary of difficult terms in the Bible is also attributed to him.JLG
Who’s Who in Christian History
Adam of St. Victor
ADAM OF ST. VICTOR (c. 1110–c. 1180)Latin hymn writer and poet of the Middle AgesVery little is known of Adam’s life, although he was probably born in Brittany (France). About 1130 he entered the monastery of St. Victor near Paris, the inhabitants of which were noted for their mysticism, austerity,