Concept

Billom

Summary
Billom (bijɔ̃; Auvergnat: Bilhom) is a commune in the Puy-de-Dôme department in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in central France. Population Notable natives Billom was the birthplace of the philosopher Georges Bataille. It was also the birthplace of Cardinal Hugh Aycelin, OP, who was a 13th-century French Dominican theologian and philosopher, and who served as lector at the Studium Provinciale of Santa Sabina in Rome, this institution being the predecessor of the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas (the "Angelicum"). See also *Communes of the Puy-de-Dôme department
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