Thomas Kempe

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Thomas Kempe
Bishop of London
Appointed21 August 1448
Term ended28 March 1489
PredecessorRobert Gilbert
SuccessorRichard Hill
Consecration8 February 1450
Personal details
Died28 March 1489
Previous postArchdeacon of Richmond

Thomas Kempe was a medieval Bishop of London.

Kempe was the nephew of John Kemp, Archbishop of Canterbury.

Kempe was provided to London on 21 August 1448 and consecrated on 8 February 1450. He died on 28 March 1489.[1] He had previously held the offices of Archdeacon of York and then Richmond from 1442 to 1448.[2]



  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
  • Jones, B. Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1300-1541: volume 6: Northern province (York, Carlisle and Durham): Archdeacons: Richmond. Institute for Historical Research.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Robert Gilbert
Bishop of London
Succeeded by
Richard Hill