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Alberic of Monte Cassino

Died 1088; cardinal since 1057. He was (perhaps) a native of Trier, and became a Benedictine. He opposed successfully the heresy of Berengarius, defended the measures of Gregory VII, and composed several theological and scientific works, lives of saints, etc. He is the author of the earliest medieval treatise on letter-writing (De dictamine). Many of his letters are to be seen in the works of St. Peter Damian (P.L., CXLV, 621-634).

Sources

Ziegelbauere, Hist. Litt. O.S.B., III, 94; Hurter, Nomenclator (Innsbruck, 1903), V, 1051-52; Wattenbach, Deutschlands Geschichtsquellen (6th ed.), II, 293; Rockinger, Briefsteller und Formelbucher des XI. bis XIV. Jahrhunderts, 29-46.

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APA citation. Shahan, T. (1907). Alberic of Monte Cassino. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01259a.htm

MLA citation. Shahan, Thomas. "Alberic of Monte Cassino." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. <http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01259a.htm>.

Transcription. This article was transcribed for New Advent by William D. Neville.

Ecclesiastical approbation. Nihil Obstat. March 1, 1907. Remy Lafort, S.T.D., Censor. Imprimatur. +John Cardinal Farley, Archbishop of New York.

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