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Archbishop Lanfranc

Archbishop Lanfranc

Birth
Pavia, Provincia di Pavia, Lombardia, Italy
Death 24 May 1089 (aged 83–84)
Canterbury, City of Canterbury, Kent, England
Burial Canterbury, City of Canterbury, Kent, England
Plot St Martin's chapel
Memorial ID 9948 · View Source
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Archbishop of Canterbury. Born at Pavia, he studied law and, after his father's death, crossed the Alps to found a school in France. Then he decided to move to Normandy where, in 1039, he became master of the cathedral school at Avranches. In 1042 he took monastic vows at Bec where he lived in absolute seclusion until 1045. He was then persuaded to open a school in the monastery and many prominent churchmen were pupils, including a man who later became Pope Alexander II. After the conquest of England he accepted the archbishopric of Canterbury. He died of fever.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 15 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9948
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Archbishop Lanfranc (1005–24 May 1089), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9948, citing Canterbury Cathedral, Canterbury, City of Canterbury, Kent, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .