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St Humbert
Denomination Roman Catholic Church
Senior posting
See Elmham
Title Bishop of Elmham
Period in office before 824 – 845 or 856, or November 869
Predecessor Hunferthus
Successor Eadwulf
Personal
Date of death 845 or 856, or November 869

Humbertus (or Humbryct of Hunbeorht) was a medieval Bishop of Elmham.

He was consecrated before 824. He was martyred by the Danes, and later venerated as Saint Humbert. His death is uncertain, he may have died 845 or 856, or possibly in November 869.[1]

After Humbertus, there was an interuption with the episcopal succession through the Danish Viking invasions in the late 9th and early 10th centuries. By the mid-10th century, the sees Elmham and Dunwich had been united under Bishop Eadwulf.

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References

  1. Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1986). Handbook of British Chronology (3rd ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. p. 216. ISBN 0-521-56350-X. 

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