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  1. 1005?–89, Italian Roman Catholic prelate and scholar in England: archbishop of Canterbury 1070–89.
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Historical Examples

  • Lanfranc, the first Norman archbishop, was granted the see in 1070.

    The Cathedral Church of Canterbury [2nd ed.].

    Hartley Withers

  • Eadmer also gives some description of the church raised by Lanfranc.

  • From the roads of Cæsar to the churches of Lanfranc, it had sought its meat from God.

  • The landing of Lanfranc is perhaps more of a date than the landing of William.

  • As to the crowning of his son William, he gave the final decision to Lanfranc.

    The Story of Rouen

    Sir Theodore Andrea Cook

British Dictionary definitions for lanfranc


  1. ?1005–89, Italian ecclesiastic and scholar; archbishop of Canterbury (1070–89) and adviser to William the Conqueror. He instituted many reforms in the English Church
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