Saint and King Æthelberht Of Kent

Saint and King Æthelberht Of Kent

Male Abt 550 - 616  (~ 66 years)
Person ID: I72157  Jeff Vitter's Relative

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  • Name Æthelberht Of Kent  [1
    Title Saint and King 
    • Charibert married his daughter Bertha to Æthelberht, the pagan King of Kent. She took Bishop Liudhard with her as her private confessor.

      Bertha's influence may have led to Pope Gregory I's decision to send Augustine as a missionary from Rome. Augustine landed on the Isle of Thanet in east Kent in 597. Shortly thereafter, converted to Christianity, churches were established, and wider-scale conversion to Christianity began in the kingdom. He provided the new church with land in Canterbury, thus helping to establish one of the foundation stones of English Christianity.

      Both Bertha and Æthelberht were canonized as saints in the Roman Catholic Church.
    Born Abt 550  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died Feb 616  [1


    Family ID: F56845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife Saint and Queen Bertha (ID:I72156),   d. DECEASED 

    Other Personal Events

    Occupation Between 589 and 616  Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    King of Kent (England) 
    Religion Converted to Roman Catholicism and was canonized a saint 
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  • Source Citations

    1. [S890] Wikipedia, Æthelberht of Kent.Æthelberht_of_Kent