Encyclopedia > Mellitus

  Article Content


Saint Mellitus (d. April 24, 624), Bishop of London and third archbishop of Canterbury.

Mellitus was the leader of the second group of missionaries sent by Pope Gregory I from Rome to join Augustine at Canterbury in 601.

Bede describes him as being of noble birth (Hist. Eccl., II, vii) and Pope Gregory describes him as an abbot (Letters, xi, 54, 59). He may have been abbot of the monastery of St. Andrew[?] on the Celian Hill[?], founded by Gregory, to which both Gregory belonged before he became pope and Augustine belonged before he was sent to Kent.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Great River, New York

... 0.26% from other races, and 0.97% from two or more races. 1.88% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 509 households out of which 41.5% have ...

This page was created in 68 ms