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Robert of Chichester
Denomination Catholic
Senior posting
See Diocese of Exeter
Title Bishop of Exeter
Period in office 1155–1160
Predecessor Robert Warelwast
Successor Bartholomew Iscanus
Religious career
Previous post Dean of Salisbury
Date of death 10 March 1160

Robert of Chichester was a medieval Bishop of Exeter.

He is often confused with his predecessor, Robert Warelwast. His surname comes from a single source, one of his successors. He was a relative of David fitzGerald, bishop of St David's, but the exact relationship is unknown. He held a prebend at Islington in the diocese of London, and was Dean of Salisbury from 1148.[1] He was consecrated on 5 June 1155[2] or perhaps on 3 June.[1]

John of Salisbury felt that he gained the bishopric by simony, and his rule seems to have been unpopular. He brought in a number of clergy from the diocese of Salisbury, and acted as a patron to his successor Bartholomew Iscanus as well as Baldwin of Exeter, who was later to become Archbishop of Canterbury.

He died on 10 March 1160 according to the Handbook of British Chronology,[2] but other sources just say he died before 18 April 1161. His burial site is unknown.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Barlow "Chichester, Robert of (d. 1160?)" Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  2. ^ a b Fryde Handbook of British Chronology p. 246


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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Robert Warelwast
Bishop of Exeter
Succeeded by
Bartholomew Iscanus


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