Archbishop Baldwin of Canterbury

Archbishop Baldwin of CanterburyAlso known as

  • Baldwin of Ford
  • Baldwin of Forde


Son of Hugh de Avigo who served as the Archdeacon of Totnes in Devon, England. Monk and then abbot of the Cistercian Abbey of Forde, in Devonshire, England. Consecrated bishop of Worcester, England c.1180. Elected Archbishop of Canterbury, England on 16 December 1184. He preached the Third Crusade, and set out for the Holy Land in 1190. While there he acted as vice-regent of the patriarch. He died during the siege of Acre.



MLA Citation

  • “Archbiship Baldwin of Canterbury”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 3 January 2020. Web. 6 December 2021. <>