Bérenger de Landore

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Most Reverend
Bérenger de Landore
Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela
Church Catholic Church
Archdiocese Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela
In office 1317-1330
Successor Gómez Manrique
Consecration 30 April 1318
by Niccolò Alberti
Personal details
Born 1262
Died 20 October 1330 (age 68)
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Nationality French
Previous post Master of the Order of Preachers (1312–1317)

Bérenger de Landore (also Berengar of Landorra, of Landorre; Berenguel de Landoria, Landória, or Landoira) (1262–1330) was a French Dominican, who became Master of the Order of Preachers (1312–1317), and then Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela (1317-1330). He was from a noble family of southern France.[1]

As Master General[edit]

As Master General, he set up the Friars Pilgrim missionaries.[2] He set the trend towards Thomism as central to Dominican theology;[3] and campaigned against that of Durandus of Saint-Pourçain.[4] He asked Bernard Gui to compose a replacement for the Golden Legend of Jacob de Voragine.[5]

As Archbishop[edit]

On 15 July 1317, he was appointed during the papacy of Pope John XXII as Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela.[6][7] On 30 April 1318, he was consecrated bishop by Niccolò Alberti, Cardinal-Bishop of Ostia e Velletri.[6] He took until 1322 to take possession as Archbishop, there being a Galician rival.[8] He had to reside at some time at Noia,[9] where he held a synod.[10] His takeover was a violent affair.[11] He served as Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela until his death on 20 Oct 1330.[6] While bishop, he was the principal consecrator of Gonzalo Núñez de Novoa, Bishop of Orense (1320) and Rodrigo Ibáñez, Bishop of Lugo (1320).[6] He is remembered also for the building work he initiated on the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and relics.[12] One of the cathedral towers bears his name.


His Lumen animæ, seu liber moralitatum Magnarum rerum naturalium was printed in 1482 by Matthias Farinator.

  • Hechos de Don Berenguel de Landoria, Arzobispo de Santiago: Introduccion, Edicion Critica y Traduccion (1983) Manuel C. Díaz y Díaz, translation of the chronicle Gesta Berengarii de Landoria archiepiscopi Compostellani


  1. ^ [1][permanent dead link], Spanish.
  2. ^ [2]: In 1312 the master general, Béranger de Landore, organized the missions of Asia into a special congregation of "Friars Pilgrims", with Franco of Perugia as vicar general. As a base of evangelization they had the convent of Pera (Constantinople), Capha, Trebizond, and Negropont. Thence they branched out into Armenia and Persia. Also "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2007-02-19. , "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-08-13. Retrieved 2007-02-19. .
  3. ^ Ashley/Dominicans: 3 Mystics 1300s Archived 2008-07-25 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ PDF Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine., p.5, [3].
  5. ^ PDF, note p.146.
  6. ^ a b c d "Archbishop Berenguel Landore, O.P." Catholic-Hierarchy.org David M. Cheney. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  7. ^ "Metropolitan Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela" GCatholic.org Gabriel Chow. Retrieved February 29, 2016
  8. ^ [4], [5], both in French.
  9. ^ [6] (Spanish language).
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-28. Retrieved 2007-02-19. 
  11. ^ It is claimed that Bérengar ordered the assassination in 1320 of Alonso Suárez de Deza"Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-02-19. , the local mayor, and other counsellors; after Alonso's death serious fighting broke out.
  12. ^ PDF (Italian) Archived 2007-09-29 at the Wayback Machine., p.3.
Preceded by
Aymericus Giliani
Master General of the Dominican Order
Succeeded by
Hervé de Nédellec
Preceded by
Archbishop of Santiago de Compostela
Succeeded by
Gómez Manrique (bishop)