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Monday, June 2, 2014

2 June 959 A.D. Aelfsige I Dies—23rd of 105 Archbishops of Canterbury

2 June 959 A.D.  Aelfsige I Dies—23rd of 105 Archbishops of Canterbury

The actually day and month are unknown, but it is posted as 959 A.D. But since he followed Oda the Severe  we posted him immediately following him.

Bevans,  G. M. “Aelfsige I (Died AD 959.”  N.d.  Accessed 7 May 2014.

Bevans,  Portraits of the Archbishops of Canterbury. Toronto, ONT:  University of Toronto Libraries, 2011. Available here:

Aelfsige I
(Died AD 959)

Bishop of Winchester
Archbishop of Canterbury
Died: AD 959

Aelfsige succeeded St. Aelfheah (Alphege the Bald) as Bishop of Winchester in AD 951. Seven years later, he was elevated to the position of Archbishop of Canterbury. However, he died of cold, whilst crossing the Alps, on his way to Rome to receive the pallium.

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