Ivo of Chartres, Saint

Ivo of Chartres, Saint ī´vō, shär´trə [key], c.1040–c.1116, French churchman, bishop of Chartres (after 1090). He was fearlessly outspoken and was briefly imprisoned for opposing the irregular second marriage of King Philip I of France. He worked to obtain a compromise in the struggle over investitures. His principal fame was for his knowledge of canon law . His Decretum and Panormia, collections of canons, were perhaps the most extensive until supplanted by the work of Gratian . In the prologue to these collections Ivo attempted to establish a hierarchy for the reconciliation of discordant laws, a system with methodological import for the rise of scholasticism . Feast: May 24.

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