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  1. Lanfranc

    Lanfranc was an Archbishop of Canterbury, and an Italian by birth, who earlier had become a Benedictine monk in France.

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  1. Lanfranc

    archbishop of Canterbury, born at Pavia; went to France, entered the monastery of Bec, and became prior in 1046, and was afterwards, in 1062, elected prior of the abbey of St. Stephen at Caen; and came over to England with William the Conqueror, who appointed him to the archbishopric rendered vacant by the deposition of Stigand; he was William's trusted adviser, but his influence declined under Rufus; d. 1089.


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