Charter S 1281 dated 904, grant of Bishop Werferth to his reeve, Wulfsige

Werferth[a] was an English bishop of Worcester.

Werferth was consecrated either in 872 or between 869 and 872.[1] A contemporary and friend of Alfred the Great, he was a significant translator, from Latin into Old English. His translations include the Dialogues of Gregory, commissioned by Alfred.[2] He died either in 915 or between 907 and 915.[1]

Notes

  1. ^ Also Wærferth, Werfrith, or Waerfrith

Citations

  1. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 224
  2. ^ Alfred and the Old English Prose of his Reign accessed on 6 September 2007

References

  • Alfred and the Old English Prose of his Reign accessed on 6 September 2007
  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.

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Christian titles
Preceded by
Ealhhun
Bishop of Worcester
c. 873–c. 912
Succeeded by
Æthelhun