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Bertrand de Turre (c. 1262–1332), also known as Bertrand de la Tour, was a French Franciscan theologian and Cardinal. [1]


De la Tour was born in Camboulit in the old province of Quercy, France. Serving as a provincial minister in Aquitaine from 1312 onwards he became a leading opponent of the Franciscan Spirituals. [1] He undertook diplomatic missions for Pope John XXII with Bernard Gui from 1317-1318. After this time, he was asked to aid in evaluating the heresy of Peter Olivi. [1] De la Tour was made Archbishop of Salerno and then Cardinal of San Vitale in 1320.

Camboulit Commune in Occitanie, France

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Quercy is a former province of France located in the country's southwest, bounded on the north by Limousin, on the west by Périgord and Agenais, on the south by Gascony and Languedoc, and on the east by Rouergue and Auvergne.

Aquitaine Region in France

Aquitaine, archaic Guyenne/Guienne, is a historical region of France and a former administrative region of the country. Since 1 January 2016 it has been part of the region Nouvelle-Aquitaine. It is situated in the south-western part of Metropolitan France, along the Atlantic Ocean and the Pyrenees mountain range on the border with Spain. It is composed of the five departments of Dordogne, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes and Gironde. In the Middle Ages, Aquitaine was a kingdom and a duchy, whose boundaries fluctuated considerably.

After the deposition of Michael of Cesena in 1328, on John XXII's behest de la Tour acted as vicar general of the Franciscan Order. [1]

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He was nicknamed Doctor famosus.


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  1. 1 2 3 4 Patrick Nold (2003). Pope John XXII and his Franciscan Cardinal: Bertrand de la Tour and the Apostolic Poverty Controversy. Oxford.
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Michael of Cesena
Vicar general of the Order of Friars Minor
Succeeded by
Gerardus Odonis