Authorized Form of NameAilred of Rievaulx (1110-1167); Abbot of Rievaulx; writer
TypeOfEntityPerson
ForenamesAilred of Rievaulx
Dates1110-1167
CodeGB/109/18422
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.
GenderMale
SourceOxford Dictionary of National Biography

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