Abbot of Abingdon
The following is a list of abbots of Abingdon. The Abbey of Abingdon was in northern Berkshire. The site is now in Oxfordshire.
Historian Susan E. Kelly regards the traditional first six abbots as...
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Hugh Cook Faringdon
The Blessed Hugh Faringdon O.S.B. (died 1539), earlier known as Hugh Cook, later as Hugh Cook alias Faringdon and Hugh Cook of Faringdon, was a Benedictine monk who presided as the last Abbot of Readi...
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Adam de Lathbury
Adam de Lathbury, O.S.B., otherwise known as Adam of Lathbury or Adam Lothbury, was a Benedictine monk who ruled as Abbot of Reading Abbey, in the English county of Berkshire, from 1226 to 1238.In 123...
Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Priory
Monkwearmouth–Jarrow was a twin-foundation English monastery, located on the River Wear, at Monkwearmouth, and the River Tyne, at Jarrow, respectively, in the Kingdom of Northumbria (now in the metro...
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Adam de Senlis
Adam de Senlis (died 1191), also called Adam of Evesham, was a Benedictine monk who became abbot of Evesham Abbey.Adam de Senlis was a monk of Notre Dame de la Charité-sur-Loire, Nièvre, afterwards jo...
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Aldhelm
Aldhelm (Old English: Ealdhelm, Latin: Aldhelmus) (c. 639 – 25 May 709), Abbot of Malmesbury Abbey, Bishop of Sherborne, Latin poet and scholar of Anglo-Saxon literature, was born before the ...
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Roger de Bailleul
Roger de Bailleul (died 25 September 1179) was a medieval Benedictine monk, abbot of Bec, and archbishop-elect of Canterbury.He was born in Lombardy, but according to the Gallia Christiana he was a na...
Alexander Stewart (archbishop of St Andrews)
Alexander Stewart (c. 1493 – 9 September 1513) was an illegitimate son of King James IV of Scotland by his mistress Marion Boyd. He was the King's eldest illegitimate child. He was an elder brot...
Reginald Boulers
Reginald Boulers (died 1459) was a medieval Abbot of Gloucester, Bishop of Hereford and Bishop of Coventry and Lichfield.He became abbot of the abbey of St Peter at Gloucester in 1437. Boulers was a s...
Richard of Verdun
Richard of Verdun (970–1046) was the abbot of the influential northeastern French Monastery of St. Vanne from 1004 to 1046. Richard entered the monastery of St. Vanne as a young man, and upon his arri...
Conrad Tanner
Conrad Tanner (born at Arth in the Canton of Schwyz, 28 December 1752; died 7 April 1825) was a Swiss Benedictine Abbot of Einsiedeln.
He studied the classics and theology at Einsiedeln; made vows...
Romuald
Romuald (c. 951 – traditionally 19 June, c. 1025/27) was the founder of the Camaldolese order and a major figure in the eleventh-century "Renaissance of eremitical asceticism".
According to ...
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Miles Salley
Miles Salley (died 1516) was a late 15th-century Abbot of Eynsham Abbey and Abingdon Abbey and an early 16th-century Bishop of Llandaff. Salley was Abbot of Abingdon, followed by Eynsham in Oxfordshir...
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Louis de Blois
Abbot Louis de Blois, O.S.B., (October 1506 – 7 January 1566) was a Flemish monk and mystical writer, generally known under the name of Blosius.
He was born at the château of Donstienne, near Lièg...
David Gregor Corner
David Gregor Corner, born circa 1585 in Hirschberg, Germany (now Jelenia Góra, Poland) was a German Benedictine abbot, hymn writer and theologian best known for his influential 1631 Gross Catholisches...
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Cuthbert Butler
Cuthbert Butler OSB (born Edward Butler (1858 – 1934)) was a Benedictine monk of Downside Abbey in England, who gained notice as a Church historian. In 1906 he was elected the abbot of the community. ...
Placido Zurla
Cardinal Placido Zurla, O.S.B. Cam., (April 2, 1769 - 29 October 1834) was an Italian Camaldolese monk and prelate, who was Cardinal Vicar of Rome and writer on medieval geography.
Zurla was born ...
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Pope Urban V
Pope Urban V (Latin: Urbanus V; 1310 – 19 December 1370), born William de Grimoard, was Pope from 28 September 1362 to his death in 1370 and was also a member of the Order of Saint Benedict. He wa...
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Thurcytel
Thurcytel (or Thurkytel) (died 28 June 975?) was abbot of Crowland and perhaps also of Bedford Abbey.Thurcytel of Crowland is known from the unreliable history of Crowland Abbey attributed to Pseudo-I...
Hugh of Amiens
Hugh of Amiens (died 1164), monk of Cluny, prior of Limoges, prior of Lewes, abbot of Reading and archbishop of Rouen, was a 12th-century Picard-French Benedictine prelate.
Hugh was born in Laon l...
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Abbot of Gloucester
The Abbot of Gloucester was the title of the head of Gloucester Abbey in Gloucester, England.The Benedictine abbey was founded about 1022 and was dedicated to Saint Peter. It is recorded that the abbe...
Ælfric of Eynsham
Ælfric of Eynsham (Old English: Ælfrīc; Latin: Alfricus, Elphricus) (c. 955 – c. 1010) was an English abbot, as well as a consummate, prolific writer in Old English of hagiography, homilies, b...
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John the Old Saxon
John the Old Saxon (active c. 885–904), also known as John of Saxony or Scotus, was a scholar and abbot of Athelney, probably born in Old Saxony. He was invited to England by King Alfred an...
Anselm of Gembloux
Anselm of Gembloux (Latin: Anselmus Gemblacensis) was abbot of Gembloux Abbey 1115–1136, and continuator of the chronicle of Sigebert of Gembloux.
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Abbot of Evesham
The Abbot of Evesham was the head of Evesham Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in Worcestershire founded in the Anglo-Saxon era of English history. The succession continued until dissolution of the monas...