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Stephen Langton
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(1155, 1165, Langton, Lincolnshire – Jul 9, 1228, Slindon, Sussex), studied in Paris c. 1170, 1180; he may have been a canon at Notre Dame. In 1206 he became a cardinal priest in Rome and was elected archbishop of Canterbury in 1207 despite the objections of King John Lackland. He remained in exile in Pontigny, near Auxerre, until 1213. In England he mediated between the king and the barons (Magna Carta). He was suspended from office by Innocent III. He took part in the fourth Lat…

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Rieger, Reinhold, “Stephen Langton”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 01 December 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025761>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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