Agilbert (or Adilbert)

Agilbert (Or Adilbert), a Roman Catholic prelate, was probably a native of Paris. He appears in Bede, first as "pontifex quidami natione Gallus," from which he is supposed to have been consecrated by French bishops without any see. After studying in Ireland, he went into Wessex about 648, and was appointed by king Cenwalch bishop of the West Saxons. Being unable to learn English, the king gave half of his diocese to Wina, which. so displeased .Agilbert that he left Wessex and went to Northumbria, whence, after taking part with Wilfrid and his own priest Agatho at the Synod of Strenshall in 664, he returned to France. He was made bishop of.Paris in 668, and still later declined the invitation of Cenwalch to return to Wessex. The year of his death is unknown, but it occurred in the Monastery of Jouarre, Oct. 11. It is questionable whether he is the Agilbert who, according to Fredegar, was sent in 680 by Ebroin to duke Martin to deceive him by taking a false oath on an empty reliquary.

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