Thomas de Ringstead

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Thomas de Ringstead (died 1366) was an English Dominican who became Bishop of Bangor. [1]

Dominican Order Roman Catholic religious order

The Order of Preachers, also known as the Dominican Order, is a mendicant Catholic religious order founded by the Spanish priest Dominic of Caleruega in France, approved by Pope Honorius III via the Papal bull Religiosam vitam on 22 December 1216. Members of the order, who are referred to as Dominicans, generally carry the letters OP after their names, standing for Ordinis Praedicatorum, meaning of the Order of Preachers. Membership in the order includes friars, nuns, active sisters, and affiliated lay or secular Dominicans.

Bishop of Bangor Ordinary of the Church in Wales Diocese of Bangor

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Life

Ringstead was educated at Cambridge, where he taught theology. He became a Dominican, studied in France and Italy, and was appointed penitentiary to Pope Innocent VI, who, on 21 August 1357, provided him to the see of Bangor. He died in the Dominican monastery at Shrewsbury on 8 January 1366. [2]

Pope Innocent VI pope

Pope Innocent VI, born Étienne Aubert, was Pope from 18 December 1352 to his death in 1362. He was the fifth Avignon Pope and the only one with the pontifical name of "Innocent".

Shrewsbury County Town in England

Shrewsbury is the county town of Shropshire, England. The town is on the River Severn, the 2011 census recorded a town population of 71,715and a larger urban population of 102,382.

Notes

  1. "Ringstead, Thomas (RNGT357T)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge.
  2. Wikisource-logo.svg  Lee, Sidney, ed. (1896). "Ringstead, Thomas de". Dictionary of National Biography . 48. London: Smith, Elder & Co.


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