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Putta

Putta
Bishop of Hereford
Diocese Diocese of Hereford
Appointed 676
Term ended between 676 and 688
Predecessor new diocese
Successor Tyrhtel
Other posts Bishop of Rochester
Personal details
Died c. 688
Denomination Catholic

Putta (died circa 688) was a medieval Bishop of Rochester and probably the first Bishop of Hereford.[1] Some modern historians say that the two Puttas were separate individuals.[2]

Bede says that in 676, Putta was driven from Rochester by King Æthelred of Mercia,[3] or perhaps abandoning it,[4] he fixed himself at Hereford (said to have been the centre of a diocese as early as the 6th century) and refounded Hereford Cathedral. He is thus recorded as Bishop of Uuestor Elih and may not have actually held the office of Bishop of Hereford, although was considered to have done so by about 800. After he left Rochester, Theodore of Tarsus, the Archbishop of Canterbury appointed Cwichelm as bishop of that see.[4]

The medieval chronicler Bede says Putta learned Roman Chant from students of Pope Gregory the Great, and later taught this to the Mercians.[5][6] The modern historian Henry Mayr-Harting describes Putta as "a mild old music master".[7]

The usual dates given for Putta's time at Rochester are thought to have been about 669 until 676.[1] His time at Hereford is considered to have started in 676 and ended sometime between 676 and 688.[8] He died about 688.[2]

Citations

  1. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 221
  2. ^ a b Sims-Williams "Putta (d. c.688)" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  3. ^ Smith "Early Community" English Historical Review p. 295
  4. ^ a b Brooks Early History p. 73
  5. ^ Kirby Making of Early England p. 210
  6. ^ Blair World of Bede p. 170
  7. ^ Mayr-Harting Coming of Christianity p. 131
  8. ^ Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 217

References

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  • Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.  
  • Kirby, D. P. (1967). The Making of Early England (Reprint ed.). New York: Schocken Books.  
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  • Sims-Williams, Patrick (2004). "Putta (d. c.688)" ((subscription or UK public library membership required)). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press.  
  • Smith, R. A. L. (September 1945). "The Early Community of St. Andrew at Rochester, 604-c. 1080".  

External links

  • Prosopography of Anglo Saxon England entry for Putta
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Damianus
Bishop of Rochester
c. 669–676
Succeeded by
Cwichhelm
Preceded by
diocese created
Bishop of Hereford
676–c. 682
Succeeded by
Tyrhtel
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