Death of Abbot Hugh of Cluny

Death of Abbot Hugh of Cluny

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Hugh of Cluny dies in France. An abbot of Cluny, Hugh became one of the most influential leaders of one of the most influential monastic orders through the entire Middle Ages.

Hugh of Cluny was the primary force behind the development of the Cluniac monastic movement in the 11th century. Pope Urban II had been a prior at Cluny under Hugh, which meant that Hugh had more than a bit of influence over the pope.

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