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Sigebert of Gembloux

c.1030-1112. Medieval chronicler. Born probably near Gembloux, he was educated at the monastery there. He taught for twenty years in Metz and returned in 1070 to Gembloux, where he spent the remainder of his life. He was a highly respected teacher and an extremely productive writer. He also became involved in the Investiture Controversy* and wrote three tracts in support of the imperial position. His most important works were written in the last years of his life. His Chronica is a history of events from 381 to 1111, and De Viris Illustribus is a collection of ecclesiastical biographies. He also was the author of a number of saints' lives, and a history of the abbots of Gembloux.