Commune E cen. Fr. Benedictine* monastery founded there 910 by William I (the Pious; 886 to 918), duke of Aquitaine. From the middle of the 10th to the middle of the 12th c. it was the religious center of W Eur. Bernard* of Cluny was among its outstanding figures. See also Cluniac Reform; Odilo; Odo.
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