Nicholas de Aquila

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Nicholas de Aquila
Bishop of Chichester-elect
Appointed 1209
Quashed c. 1214
Predecessor Simon of Wells
Successor Richard Poore
Other posts Dean of Chichester
Personal details
Died after 26 May 1220
Denomination Catholic

Nicholas de Aquila[a] (died after 1220) was a medieval Bishop of Chichester-elect.


Aquila was a canon lawyer and probably a member of the Laigle family.[2] He may be the master of the school at Avranches in 1198, but was Dean of Chichester before February 1201.[3] He was nominated as bishop in 1209, but was never consecrated. His election was quashed about 1214.[4] He was named Dean of Avranches by 1211 and died sometime after 26 May 1220.[3]


  1. ^ Or Nicholas de l'Aigle or Gilbert de l'Aigle;[1]


  1. ^ Richardson and Sayles Governance of Mediaeval England p. 355
  2. ^ Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 5: Chichester: Bishops
  3. ^ a b Greenway Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1066-1300: Volume 5: Chichester: Deans
  4. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 239


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Simon of Wells
Bishop of Chichester
election quashed

Succeeded by
Richard Poore