Stigand, Archbishop of Canterbury

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Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: East Anglia, England
Death: February 22, 1072 (73-81)
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Brother of Æthelmær, Bishop of Elmham and NN

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About Stigand, Archbishop of Canterbury

Stigand (died 1072) was an English churchman in pre-Norman Conquest England. Stigand acted as an advisor to several members of the Anglo-Saxon and Norman English royal dynasties, serving six successive kings. Excommunicated by several popes for his pluralism in holding the two sees, or bishoprics, of Winchester and Canterbury concurrently, he was finally deposed in 1070, and his estates and personal wealth were confiscated by William the Conqueror. Stigand was imprisoned at Winchester, where he died without regaining his liberty.

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East Anglia, England
February 22, 1072
Age 77