Ælfstan (bishop of Ramsbury)

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Ælfstan
Bishop of Ramsbury
Appointed 970
Term ended 12 February 981
Predecessor Oswulf
Successor Wulfgar
Orders
Consecration 970
Personal details
Died 12 February 981
Denomination Christian

Ælfstan (died 981) was a medieval Bishop of Ramsbury.

The Bishop of Ramsbury was an episcopal title used by medieval English-Catholic diocesan bishops in the Anglo-Saxon English church. The title takes its name from the village of Ramsbury in Wiltshire, and was first used between the 10th and 11th centuries by the Anglo-Saxon Bishops of Ramsbury. In Saxon times, Ramsbury was an important location for the Church, and several of the early bishops went on to become Archbishops of Canterbury.

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Ælfstan was consecrated in 970. He died on 12 February 981. [1]

Citations

  1. Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 220

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Oswulf
Bishop of Ramsbury
970–981
Succeeded by
Wulfgar