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(a complete list) of Chartres, particularly: Bishops
Members of the Cathedral Chapter :
Dignataries ( Personae) & Canons of
the Cathedral chapter.
Significant Families of the Region:
The Viscounts of Chartres (Lords of LePuiset)
The Lords of Lèves
The Lords of Gallardon
The Caput Ferri clan
The majores of Champhol
Other "Lords of the Beauce"
One of the most photographed places on the planet....
but there's always room for one more.
Some of the unparalleled heliograveures from the glass-plate
contact photographs of
(seated on the Window Sill at the left, under the Etienne Houvet Flyer
and photographs illustrating.... Old Postcards
Previous states of the Cathedral (e.g., a West with different leading?); Lancet
No longer extant buildings (e.g., the destroyed 13th c.
Eastern city-gate, the " Porte Guillaume"),
and earlier states of the cathedral (e.g., the pre-postcard stall
look of the first floor of
the North tower)
The precious relic of the " Voile
Other Churches, Chapels
and Houses in the town, &cetera;
The sculptures of the Royal
(West) Portal ;
from the Chartres mint
and related centers; Coins
the 13th-15th centuries; Pilgrims' Badges
local and related institutions and individuals; Seals
of the towns
& the diocese (Including a map of the Diocese before 1687 in Maps
Small (199k) & (with more
Large (303k) formats.
in the diocese, including: Abbeys, Collegials and Priories
("Saint-Père") of Chartres, the original Benedictine house,
just outside the city, down on the Eure; Saint Peter
, an ancient Benedictine house in the Beauce, between
Chartres & Chateaudun; Saint Florentin
of Chartres, an ancient collegiate abbey in the cemetery of the city; Saint Cheron
("Saint-Jean-en-Vallée") of Chartres, a collegiate abbey reformed
by St. Ivo in the late 11th century; Saint John
("Saint-Martin-au-Val") of Chartres, near the site of the first Christian
cemetary of the Chartraine church, later an important priory of Marmoutier
in the 12th century; Saint Martin
a collegial on the banks of the Eure, below the apse of the cathedral,
on the site of the ampetheater of the Roman city; Saint André
("de Josaphat") of Levès, in the valley of the Eure, a few
kilometers downstream from Chartres, the necropolis of several 12th
century Bishops; Saint Mary
an important early daughter of Citeaux; Les Vaux-de-Cernay
in the diocese (thanks in part to the soon-to-be amazing resource of
database of the Matrix
Avit of Chateaudun (refounded in 1045) ;
Remi-des-Landes , founded in 1060 by Bishop Robert
III (near Clairefontaine- en-Yvelines) ;
(a priory of Fontevraud, founded before 1132); Belhomer
(Saint-Cyr-l'Ecole), founded S.
1156 by Bishop Robert III ;
( Aqua), an important Cistercian house a few kilometers
South of the city, at Ver-lès-Chartres, founded in 1226;
Connected monuments, including the marvelous painting in stone
on the Royal (South) Portal of the collegial church of St. Mary at
(30km. East of Chartres, about half way to Sens). Étampes
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