Willerich

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Willerich[1] (*unknown – 4 May? 838*) was the second bishop of Bremen in Germany; or, according to some, the first, his predecessor Willehad being just a missionary in the area, and the diocese set up after his death.[2] He was consecrated in 804 or 805.

He took part in a mission to Denmark in 823, with Ebbo of Rheims and Halitgar, bishop of Cambrai. It had only a very limited success.[3]

References[edit]

  • Francis J. Tschan (reprinted 2002), History of the Archbishops of Hamburg-Bremen by Adam of Bremen

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Also Willeric, Wilrich, Wilderic, Willerad.
  2. ^ http://www.katolsk.no/utenriks/kronologi/germany_bremen.htm, http://www.wilmer-t.net/fornnorden/AncientNordic/AdamOfBremen.html, http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/02756a.htm
  3. ^ John Michael Wallace-Hadrill, The Frankish Church (1983), p. 415.
Willerich
Born: unknown Died: 4 May? 838
Catholic Church titles
Vacant
Title last held by
Willehad
787-789
Bishop of Bremen
805–838
Succeeded by
Leuderich