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Ebo of Reims
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[German Version]

(c. 778–851), from a family of royal fiscalines, was archbishop of Reims (816/17–835 and 840/41) and, from 845, bishop of Hildesheim. Ebo devoted himself to the development of his archdiocese, church reform, and the mission in Denmark. Having been instrumental in the overthrow of Louis I, the Pious in 833, he was himself deposed in 835, only to be reinstated in 840 by Lothar I. Expelled once again in 841, Louis the German finally made him bishop of Hildesheim. The controversy surrounding his deposition and the consecrations a…

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Hartmann, Martina, “Ebo of Reims”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 July 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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