Walter (bishop of Rochester)

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Walter
Bishop of Rochester
See Diocese of Rochester
Term ended 26 July 1182
Predecessor Ascelin
Successor Waleran
Other posts Archdeacon of Canterbury
Orders
Consecration 14 March 1148
Personal details
Died 26 July 1182
Denomination Catholic

Walter was a medieval Bishop of Rochester.

Life[edit]

Walter was the brother of Theobald of Bec, who was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1139 to 1161.[1] Theobald selected Walter to be Archdeacon of Canterbury soon after Theobald's election, and it was Theobald who secured Walter's election to Rochester.[2]

Walter was elected on 27 January 1148[3] and consecrated on 14 March 1148. He died on 26 July 1182.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ British History Online Archdeacons of Canterbury accessed on 30 October 2007
  2. ^ Bartlett England Under the Norman and Angevin Kings p. 401
  3. ^ British History Online Bishops of Rochester accessed on 30 October 2007
  4. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 267

References[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Ascelin
Bishop of Rochester
1148–1182
Succeeded by
Waleran