Brihtmær

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This article is about the Bishop of Lichfield. For the Bishop of Dorchester sometimes called Brihtmær (or similar), see Æthelric (Bishop of Dorchester).
Brihtmær
Bishop of Lichfield
Appointed before 1026
Term ended 1039
Predecessor Leofgar
Successor Wulfsige
Orders
Consecration before 1026
Personal details
Died 1039

Brihtmær (or Brihtmar or Beorhtmaer or Brithmar; died 1039) was a medieval Bishop of Lichfield.

Brihtmær was consecrated sometime before about 1026 and died in 1039.[1] He was appointed by Cnut the Great, king of England, and nothing is known of why he was chosen or of his background.[2]

Citations[edit]

  1. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 219
  2. ^ Lawson Cnut 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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Christian titles
Preceded by
Leofgar
Bishop of Lichfield
c. 1023–1039
Succeeded by
Wulfsige