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Ælfheah the Bald

Ælfheah the Bald
Bishop of Winchester
See Diocese of Winchester
Appointed 934 or 935
Term ended 12 March 951
Predecessor Byrnstan
Successor Ælfsige I
Consecration 934 or 935
Personal details
Birth name Ælfheah
Died 12 March 951
Buried Old Minster in Winchester
Denomination Catholic
Feast day 12 March

Ælfheah the Bald is the commonly used name for Ælfheah (died 12 March 951), the first English Bishop of Winchester of that name. He is sometimes known as Alphege, an older translation of his Old English name.


Ælfheah may have been a relative of Dunstan.[1] He certainly began his career as a monk at the court of King Athelstan of England and was made Bishop of Winchester in 934 of 935 .[2] He was an early mover towards the monastic reforms of the next generation and was tutor of Aethelwold. He died on 12 March 951[2] and was buried in Old Minster in Winchester. He was subsequently revered as a saint.[3]


  1. ^ Toke, Leslie. "St. Dunstan." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 5. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1909. 24 May 2013
  2. ^ a b Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 223
  3. ^ Walsh A New Dictionary of Saints p. 28


  • Walsh, Michael A New Dictionary of Saints: East and West London: Burns & Oates 2007 ISBN 0-86012-438-X

External links

  • Catholic Online Saints and Angels: Alphege
  • Prosopography of Anglo Saxon England entry for Ælfheah
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop of Winchester
Succeeded by
Ælfsige I

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