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Richard Grant of Canterbury


Archbishop, also known as Le Grand or Wethershed; date of birth unknown; d. Aug. 3, 1231. Chancellor of Lincoln cathedral (122129), he was provided to Canterbury by gregory ix on Jan. 19, 1229, and was consecrated on June 10. The bull of provision refers to his reputation in the schools, which was known at the Papal Curia. Possibly he is to be identified with the "Ricardus Anglicus" who was regent in theology at Paris in 1218. As archbishop he was engaged in a sharp dispute with the justiciar, Hubert de Burgh; he went to Rome to plead his case, but died on the way home and was buried in the house of the Friars Minor at S. Gemini (Umbria).

Bibliography: j. c. russell, Dictionary of Writers of 13th-Century England (New York 1936) 115116. m. gibbs and j. lang, Bishops and Reform, 12151272 (London 1934; repr. 1962). p. glorieux, Répertoire des maîtres en théologie de Paris au XIII siècle (Paris 193334) 1:118.

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