Alternate names/spellings: Guillaume de Pierre Godin, Guilhem de Peyre Godin
Dates: 1260 - 1336 (Dates are approximate. )
Guillaume Pierre Godin (1260-1336) was a French Dominican assigned to the convent of Beziers. Guillaume studied theology in Paris and quickly rose through the ranks of the preaching order. In 1306, he was appointed personal theologian of the pope, fulfilled numerous administrative roles and was created a cardinal in 1312. Guillaume’s theological work also brought him widespread renown. His two most famous works were a commentary on the four books of the Sentences and the de Causa Immediata ecclesiastice potestatis.