Robert de Sigello

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Robert de Sigello
Bishop of London
Diocese Diocese of London
Appointed 1141
Term ended 1150
Predecessor Anselm of St Saba
Successor Richard de Beaumis II
Orders
Consecration 1141
Personal details
Died probably either 28 or 29 September 1150
Denomination Catholic

Robert de Sigello (died 1150) was a medieval Bishop of London and Lord Chancellor of England.

Life[edit]

Robert was keeper of the king's seal, usually known as Lord Chancellor from 1133 to 1135.[1] He at one point was a monk at Reading Abbey, where he may have forged charters in favour of the abbey.[2]

Robert was nominated to the see of London by the Empress Matilda[3] and consecrated in 1141, possibly about July.[4] He died in 1150, and as his death was commemorated on both 28 September and 29 September, he probably died on one of those dates in 1150.[3]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 83
  2. ^ Clanchy From Memory to Written Record p. 318
  3. ^ a b British History Online Bishops of London accessed on 28 October 2007
  4. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 258

References[edit]

  • British History Online Bishops of London accessed on 28 October 2007
  • Clanchy, C. T. (1993). From Memory to Written Record: England 1066–1307 (Second Edition ed.). Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing. ISBN 978-0-631-16857-7. 
  • 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. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Geoffrey Rufus
Keeper of the Great Seal
1133–1135
Succeeded by
Roger le Poer
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Anselm of St Saba
Bishop of London
1141–1150
Succeeded by
Richard de Beaumis II