Odo of Bayeux


Odo of Bayeux

biographical name

(born c. 1036—died February 1097, Palermo) Bishop of Bayeux, Normandy, and half brother of William I (the Conqueror). He fought in the Battle of Hastings and probably commissioned the Bayeux Tapestry. Made earl of Kent in 1067, he guarded southeastern England and ruled (with others) in William's absence. William imprisoned him (1082–87) for raising troops without royal permission, and he later joined a rebellion in support of Robert II. He helped organize the First Crusade and died on his way to the Holy Land.

Variants of ODO OF BAYEUX

Odo of Bayeux or Earl of Kent

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