Ælfheah the Bald
|Ælfheah the Bald|
|Bishop of Winchester|
|See||Diocese of Winchester|
|Appointed||934 or 935|
|Term ended||12 March 951|
|Consecration||934 or 935|
|Died||12 March 951|
|Buried||Old Minster in Winchester|
|Feast day||12 March|
Ælfheah the Bald is the commonly used name for Ælfheah (died 12 March 951), the first English Bishop of Winchester of that name. He is sometimes known as Alphege, an older translation of his Old English name.
Ælfheah may have been a relative of Dunstan. He certainly began his career as a monk at the court of King Athelstan of England and was made Bishop of Winchester in 934 of 935 . He was an early mover towards the monastic reforms of the next generation and was tutor of Aethelwold. He died on 12 March 951 and was buried in Old Minster in Winchester. He was subsequently revered as a saint.
- Toke, Leslie. "St. Dunstan." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 5. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1909. 24 May 2013
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 223
- Walsh A New Dictionary of Saints p. 28
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
- Walsh, Michael A New Dictionary of Saints: East and West London: Burns & Oates 2007 ISBN 0-86012-438-X
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|Bishop of Winchester
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