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Bishop of Worcester
Church Catholic
See Diocese of Worcester
In office c. 873–c. 912
Predecessor Ealhhun
Successor Æthelhun
Consecration either in 872 or between 869 and 872
Personal details
Died either in 915 or between 907 and 915

Werferth (Wærferth, Werfrith, or Waerfrith) 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]



  • Alfred and the Old English Prose of his Reign accessed on 6 September 2007

External links

  • Prosopography of Anglo Saxon England entry for Wærfrith
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Worcester
c. 873–c. 912
Succeeded by

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