Bregwin (or Bregowinus)

Bregwin (Or Bregowinus)

the twelfth archbishop of Canterbury, was consecrated on St. Michael's day, 759. Although the majority of historians follow Eadmer, the evidence of Osbern is confirmed by the charters, and his death may be fixed August 24 (August 26, or September 1), 765. He was buried in the chapel of St. John the Baptist, at the east end of the cathedral church. The most important relic of him is a letter to Lullus, archbishop of Mentz, about 762, from which we learn that Bregwin visited Rome, probably in 751. A synod held by him is mentioned in an act of the Council of Clovesho. Ralph de Diceto says that Bregwin received the pall from pope Paul I. See Hook, Lives of the Archbishops of Canterbury, 1:235.

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