Humbertus

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St Humbert
Bishop of Elmham
Church Roman Catholic Church
See Elmham
In office before 824 – 845 or 856, or November 869
Predecessor Hunferthus
Successor Eadwulf
Personal details
Died 845 or 856, or November 869

Humbertus (or Humbryct of Hunbeorht) was a medieval Bishop of Elmham.

He was consecrated before 824. He was martyred by the Danes, and later venerated as Saint Humbert. His death is uncertain; he may have died 845 or 856, or possibly in November 869.[1]

After Humbertus, there was an interruption with the episcopal succession through the Danish Viking invasions in the late 9th and early 10th centuries. By the mid-10th century, the sees Elmham and Dunwich had been united under Bishop Eadwulf.

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  1. ^ Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 216. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 

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