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Lanfranc
b. 1005 – d. May 24, 1089 • Bishop • Church Reformer
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Lanfranc
Lanfranc (c. 1010–89), scholar and Abp. of *Canterbury. Born in Pavia and educated there and elsewhere in N. Italy, Lanfranc came to N. France as a young man and built up a reputation as an itinerant scholar. In 1042 he entered the recently—founded abbey of *Bec, where he became prior (1045). In 1063
Ecclesiastical Dictionary: Containing, in Concise Form, Information upon Ecclesiastical, Biblical, Archæological, and Historical Subjects
Lanfranc
Lanfranc (1005–1089).—Archbishop of Canterbury, born at Pavia. Entered the Order of St. Dominie at the Abbey of Bec. After three years of retirement there, the knowledge of his place of retreat spread abroad, and he was soon surrounded by a multitude of scholars, among whom were Anselm, his successor
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Lanfranc
Lanfranc (1005–89). Italian, a professor of law and literature in France, he finally devoted himself to the monastic life, becoming abbot of the monastery of Bec, in Normandy. There he was a teacher of ⇒Anselm of Canterbury, while he wrote against ⇒Berengar and produced commentaries on the Pauline epistles.
Who’s Who in Christian History
Lanfranc
Lanfranc (c. 1005-c. 1089)Archbishop of Canterbury; church reformerBorn in Pavia (Italy), Lanfranc after practicing law set up a school at Avranches (Normandy) in 1039. Two years later he became a Benedictine at Bec. By 1045 he was prior. His brilliant teaching drew students from afar, including Ivo