Author:Fulbert of Chartres

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Fulbert of Chartres

Bishop of Chartres from 1006 to 1028 and a teacher at the Cathedral school there

Fulbert of Chartres



  • Of the writings that can be verifiably attributed to Fulbert, the bulk consists of his letters. His most famous letter was to Duke William V of Aquitaine on the duties of feudal lord and vassal. He also wrote to fellow churchmen on a variety of liturgical issues including the appointment of bishops, excommunication, and obedience. His letters also include correspondence about mundane issues of everyday life such as thanking people for medicine and setting up meetings.


  • Fulbert wrote approx. 24 poems which have been sometimes described as humorous, such as his poem about the monk in the desert, or lovely, as when describing his “Ode to the Nightingale”.


  • "Chorus Novæ Jerusalem" (Ye Choirs of New Jerusalem), to be sung at Easter services.
  • Most of Fulbert’s hymns were written to glorify the Virgin.


  • Fulbert’s most famous sermon is “Approbate Consuetudinis”, in which he provides information regarding the importance of the celebration of the “Feast of Mary’s Nativity”.

Works about Fulbert[edit]

Some or all works by this author were published before January 1, 1928, and are in the public domain worldwide because the author died at least 100 years ago. Translations or editions published later may be copyrighted. Posthumous works may be copyrighted based on how long they have been published in certain countries and areas.