Eadberht of Lindisfarne
|Bishop of Lindisfarne|
|See||Diocese of Lindisfarne|
|Term ended||6 May 698|
|Died||6 May 698|
|Denomination||Roman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
|Feast day||6 May|
Eadberht of Lindisfarne (died 6 May 698), also known as Saint Eadberht, was Bishop of Lindisfarne, England, from 688 until 698. He is notable as having founded the holy shrine to his predecessor Saint Cuthbert on the island of Lindisfarne, a place that was to become a centre of great pilgrimage in later years.
It is said that Eadberht favoured poverty and long periods of solitude and devotion as part of his service in the bishopric. When he died he was buried in the same location from which Cuthbert's body had been exhumed earlier the same year.
- (Greek) Ὁ Ἅγιος Ἐαντβέρτος ἐκ Σκωτίας. 6 Μαΐου. ΜΕΓΑΣ ΣΥΝΑΞΑΡΙΣΤΗΣ.
- Powicke Handbook of British Chronology p. 238
- Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde Handbook of British Chronology 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961
- Patron Saints Index
- Catholic Online Saints and Angels
- Prosopography of Anglo Saxon England entry for Eadberht
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|Bishop of Lindisfarne
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