Æthelberht of Whithorn

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Æthelberht of Whithorn
Bishop of Hexham
Diocese Diocese of Hexham (ancient)
In office c. 790 – 797 (death)
Predecessor Tilbeorht
Successor Heardred
Other posts Bishop of Whithorn (776 or 767 – c. 790)
Orders
Consecration 15 June, in 776 or 777
Personal details
Died 16 October 797(797-10-16)
Denomination Catholic

Æthelberht (died 797) was an 8th-century Anglo-Saxon bishop. His consecration as Bishop of Whithorn can be placed using the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle on 15 June in either 776 or 777, and took place at York.[1] In 789, 790 or 791 he became Bishop of Hexham; he was succeeded at Whithorn by Beadwulf.[2] He died on 16 October 797.[3] He is known to have corresponded with Alcuin.[3]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ ASC MS D, s.a. 776 & 777; ASC MS E, s.a. 776 & 777; Anderson, Scottish Annals, p. 58; 776 and 777 are marked as separate years, but the text refers to them as the same year.
  2. ^ ASC MS D, s.a. 791; ASC MS E, s.a. 791; Anderson, Scottish Annals, p. 58.
  3. ^ a b "Æthelberht 10". Prosopography of Anglo-Saxon England. 

References[edit]

  • Anderson, Alan Orr (ed.), Scottish Annals from English Chroniclers: AD 500–1286, (London, 1908), republished, Marjorie Anderson (ed.) (Stamford, 1991)
  • Bateson, Mary, "Pehtwine (d. 776/7)", rev. Marios Costambeys, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 , accessed 1 Oct 2007

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Pehtwine
Bishop of Whithorn
776 × 767 – 789 × 791
Succeeded by
Beadwulf
Preceded by
Tilberht
Bishop of Hexham
789 × 791 – 797
Succeeded by
Heardred