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The name given to the author of a chronicle of the bishops of Cambrai, written in the th century. This Gesta episcoporum Cambracensium was for some time attributed to Balderic, archbishop of Noyon, but it now seems tolerably certain that the author was an anonymous canon of Cambrai. The work is of considerable importance for the history of the north of France during the II th century, and was first published in 1615.

The best edition is in the Monumenta Germaniae historica. Scriptores, Bd. vii. (Hanover and Berlin, 1826-1892), which contains an introduction by L. C. Bethmann.

See Histoire litteraire de la France, tome viii. (Paris, 1865-1869).

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Chisholm, Hugh, General Editor. Entry for 'Balderic'. 1911 Encyclopedia Britanica. 1910.

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