Richard Beauchamp (Bishop)

Richard Beauchamp
Bishop of Salisbury
Beauchamp's tomb in Salisbury Cathedral
Church Catholic
See Diocese of Salisbury
In office 1450–1481
Predecessor William Ayscough
Successor Lionel Woodville
Personal details
Died 18 October 1481
Previous post Bishop of Hereford

Richard Beauchamp (died 1481) was a medieval Bishop of Hereford and Bishop of Salisbury.

Beauchamp was the son of Walter Beauchamp, Speaker of the House of Commons in 1416 and studied at Oxford University.

After serving as Archdeacon of Suffolk from around 1441,[1] Beauchamp was nominated to the see of Hereford on 4 December 1448 and consecrated as bishop on 9 February 1449.[2]

Beauchamp was translated to the see of Salisbury on 14 August 1450 and died on 18 October 1481.[3]



Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Thomas Spofford
Bishop of Hereford
Succeeded by
Reginald Boulers
Preceded by
William Ayscough
Bishop of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Lionel Woodville
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