Authorized Form of NameAilred of Rievaulx (1110-1167); Abbot of Rievaulx; writer
ForenamesAilred of Rievaulx
EpithetAbbot of Rievaulx; writer
OtherFormsOfNameÆlred; Aelred; Æthelred
ActivityAbbot of Revesby (Lincolnshire) from 1143; abbot of Rievaulx (Yorkshire) from 1147. Ailred was an accomplished writer of historical, hagiographical, and theological works. He was also an active spiritual director, writing his De institutione inclusarum for the instruction of his sister.
SourceOxford Dictionary of National Biography

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