Partner Raoul II, Archbishop of Tours
Cathedral of Sainte-Croix, Place Sainte-Croix, 45000 Orléans, France
Jean II was appointed Bishop of Orleans in France in 1096, succeeding Jean I in the role, and consecrated in on 1 March 1098. Raoul II, Archbishop of Tours, was notorious for his original code of morals and the younger clergy composed songs on his relations with Jean, his archdeacon, whom he succeeded in proposing to a bishopric. Jean was a nephew of Suger. In 1100, Ivo, Bishop of Chartres complained bitterly in a letter to Pope Urban II about a certain promiscuous youth named Jean have been made the Bishop of Orleans despite a reputation for sexual looseness, as well as being underage. He reported that he had been given the nickname of "Flora", after a well-known local courtesan, and had become the subject of a number of lewd street songs. In an attempt to head off Jean's elevation to the bishopric, Ivo had previously sent examples of the lurid lyrics to the Archbishop of Lyons but to no avail.
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