Robert de Bellofago

Robert de Bello Fago

Robert de Beaufeu
Nationality English

Robert de Bello Fago (died in or before 1219) was a secular canon of Salisbury.


Educated at Oxford, he gained, at an early age, a reputation for learning, and became the friend of Gerald of Wales, Walter Map, and other scholars.


He is said have written a work entitled Encomium Topographiæ, after hearing the Topographia Hiberniæ (c.1188) of Gerald of Wales read by the author at a festival at Oxford.

A poem in praise of ale, Versus de commendatione Cervisiæ, in a manuscript in the Cambridge University Library, bears his name.



  • Rigg, A. G. (2004). "Beaufeu, Robert de (d. in or before 1219)". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/1850. (subscription required)

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