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BENEDICT OF ALIGNAN (d. 1268)

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Originally appearing in Volume V03, Page 719 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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BENEDICT OF ALIGNAN (d. 1268), Benedictine abbot of Notre Dame de la Grasse (1224) and bishop of Marseilles (1229), twice visited the Holy Land (1239 and 126o), where he helped the Templars build the great castle of Safet. He founded a short-lived order, the Brothers of the Virgin, suppressed by the 'Council of Lyons (1274), and died a Franciscan. His writings include a letter to Innocent IV. and De construction Castri Saphet (Baluze, Miscellanea, ii.).
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