Higbald of Lindisfarne

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Higbald of Lindisfarne
Bishop of Lindisfarne
Church Catholic
See Diocese of Lindisfarne
In office 781–802
Predecessor Cynewulf
Successor Egbert
Personal details
Died 24 June 803

Higbald of Lindisfarne (or Hygebald) was Bishop of Lindisfarne from 780[1] until his death on 24 June 803. Powicke gives his death date as 25 May 802.[1] Little is known about his life except that he was a regular communicator with Alcuin of York; it is in his letters to Alcuin that Higbald described in graphic detail the Viking raid on Lindisfarne on 8 January 793 in which many of his monks were killed.


  1. ^ a b 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

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Lindisfarne
Succeeded by