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Bishop of Wells
Appointed 1033
Term ended 18 January 1060
Predecessor Merewith
Successor Gisa
Other posts royal chaplain
Personal details
Died 18 January 1060

Duduc (or Dudoc) was a medieval Bishop of Wells.


Dudoc was a native of Lorraine[1] or of Saxony.[2] He was a priest for Cnut before being named Bishop of Wells[3] by Cnut in 1033.[4] He was consecrated 11 June 1033.[5]

King Edward the Confessor sent Dudoc along with two abbots to Rheims in 1049 on a diplomatic mission,[6] where he attended the Council of Reims held by Pope Leo IX.[7]

Dudoc died on 18 January 1060.[5] He left his estates and vestments to his church, but the will was invalidated by King Edward,[2] partly at the request of Archbiship Stigand, who received one of the estates instead.[8]


  1. ^ Powell and Wallis House of Lords p. 14 note 19
  2. ^ a b Barlow English Church pp. 75–76
  3. ^ Knowles Monastic Order p. 70 note 1
  4. ^ Stenton Anglo Saxon England p. 464
  5. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 222
  6. ^ Barlow Edward the Confessor p. 169 note 3
  7. ^ Barlow English Church p. 117
  8. ^ Barlow English Church p. 79 footnote 2


  • Barlow, Frank (1970). Edward the Confessor. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. ISBN 0-520-01671-8. 
  • Barlow, Frank (1979). The English Church 1000–1066: A History of the Later Anglo-Saxon Church (Second ed.). New York: Longman. ISBN 0-582-49049-9. 
  • 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. 
  • Knowles, David (1976). The Monastic Order in England: A History of its Development from the Times of St. Dunstan to the Fourth Lateran Council, 940–1216 (Second reprint ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-05479-6. 
  • Powell, J. Enoch; Wallis, Keith (1968). The House of Lords in the Middle Ages: A History of the English House of Lords to 1540. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. OCLC 463626. 
  • Stenton, F. M. (1971). Anglo-Saxon England (Third ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-280139-5. 

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Bishop of Wells
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