Leofgar

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Leofgar
Bishop of Lichfield
See Diocese of Lichfield
Appointed after 1017
Term ended circa 1026
Predecessor Godwin
Successor Brihtmær
Orders
Consecration after 1017
Personal details
Died c. 1026
Denomination Catholic

Leofgar (or Leosgar; died circa 1026) was a medieval Bishop of Lichfield.

Leofgar was consecrated after 1017 and died sometime before about 1026.[1] He was appointed by Cnut, the king of England, and nothing is known of why he was chosen or of his background.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 219
  2. ^ Lawson Cnut: England's Viking King p. 136

References[edit]

  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 
  • Lawson, M. K. (2000). Cnut: England's Viking King. Stroud, UK: Tempus Publishing, Limited. ISBN 0-7524-2964-7. 

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Godwin
Bishop of Lichfield
c. 1017–c. 1026
Succeeded by
Brihtmær