Herbert de Losinga

Herbert de Losinga

Infobox bishopbiog
name =Herfast

religion =Catholic
See =Diocese of Thetford
moved see to Diocese of Norwich
Title = Bishop of Thetford
moved see to Bishop of Norwich
Period = c1090–1119
Predecessor = William de Beaufeu
Successor =Everard
ordination =
bishops =
post =Abbot of Ramsey
date of birth =
place of birth =
date of death =July 22 1119
place of death =

Herbert de Losinga (born at the village of Exmes, near Argentan, Normandy, died 1119) was the first Bishop of Norwich. He founded Norwich Cathedral in 1096 when he was Bishop of Thetford.


Herbert was the son of Robert de Losinga. The name is believed to be a corruption of Lotharingia, or Lorraine. He was abbot of Ramsey Abbey before he was selected to be bishop. [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33866 British History Online Bishops of Norwich] accessed on October 29, 2007]

He was consecrated Bishop of Thetford in 1090 or 1091. He moved the diocese from Thetford to Norwich in 1094 or 1095, becoming the first Bishop of Norwich.Powicke "Handbook of British Chronology" p. 223] He was probably consecrated at the same time as Ralph Luffa, Bishop of Chichester. He was not consistently called Bishop of Norwich until about 1103.

He was responsible for founding St Margaret's Church in King's Lynn, the Church of St Nicholas in Great Yarmouth, and Norwich School.

He died on July 22 1119.

ee also

* List of the Bishops of the Diocese of Norwich, England and its precursor offices



* [http://british-history.ac.uk/report.aspx?compid=33866 British History Online Bishops of Norwich] accessed on October 29, 2007
* Powicke, F. Maurice and E. B. Fryde "Handbook of British Chronology" 2nd. ed. London:Royal Historical Society 1961

NAME=Losinga, Herbert de
SHORT DESCRIPTION=Bishop of Thetford; Bishop of Norwich
DATE OF DEATH=July 22, 1119

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