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Suger

noun
  1. 1081–1151, French ecclesiastic and statesman, who acted as adviser to Louis VI and regent (1147–49) to Louis VII. As abbot of Saint-Denis (1122–51) he influenced the development of Gothic architecture
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Historical Examples

  • The west faade is the most notable part of Suger's building.

    The Cathedrals of Northern France

    Francis Miltoun

  • Suger thought that nothing was too precious for the house of God.

    How France Built Her Cathedrals

    Elizabeth Boyle O'Reilly

  • Suger held a brief for Charless avenger, Louis the Fat, and he did the best he could for his client.

    The Story of Bruges

    Ernest Gilliat-Smith

  • At length the pressing entreaties of Suger induced the French monarch to return to his native land.

  • Suger also refused at first, "considering the dignity offered him a burden, rather than an honor."