Ælfheah of Canterbury

Ælfheah (Old English: Ælfhēah, "elf-high"; c. 953 – 19 April 1012), officially remembered as Saint Alphege within some churches, and also called Elphege, Alfege, or Godwine, was an Anglo-Saxon Bishop of Winchester, later Archbishop of Canterbury. He became an anchorite before being elected abbot of Bath Abbey. His reputation for piety and sanctity led to his promotion to the episcopate, and eventually, to his becoming archbishop. Ælfheah furthered the cult of Dunstan and also encouraged learning. He was captured by Viking raiders in 1011 and killed by them the following year after refusing to allow himself to be ransomed. Ælfheah was canonised as a saint in 1078. Thomas Becket, a later Archbishop of Canterbury, prayed to him just before his own murder in Canterbury Cathedral.

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Where died Ælfheah?

Ælfheah died in Greenwich, Kent, England.

Where died Ælfheah?

Ælfheah died in Greenwich.

How would Ælfheah be described?

Ælfheah would be described as Bishop of Winchester; Archbishop of Canterbury; Saint.

What is Ælfheah subject of?

Ælfheah is subject of 1012 deaths, 10th-century bishops, 11th-century Christian martyrs, 11th-century Christian saints, 11th-century archbishops, Anglo-Saxon saints, Archbishops of Canterbury, Bishops of Winchester, English Roman Catholics, Incorrupt saints, Martyred Roman Catholic priests, People from Bath, Somerset, Year of birth uncertain and Year of birth unknown.

What is the gender of Ælfheah?

Ælfheah is male.