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Geoffrey Brito

Geoffrey Brito
Rouen
Term ended 1128
Predecessor William I Bonne-Âme
Successor Hugh IV
Other posts dean of Le Mans
Orders
Consecration 1111
Personal details
Died November 1128
Nationality Breton
Denomination Catholic

Geoffrey Brito (or Geoffrey le Breton) (died 1128) was a native of Brittany who became Archbishop of Rouen in the Middle Ages. He served as archbishop from 1111 to 1128.

Brito was a native of Brittany and his family was noble. His brother Judicael was bishop of Saint-Malo. His first ecclesiastical appointment was as dean of Le Mans, around 1093.[1] In 1096 Geoffrey was almost elected as bishop of Le Mans, but in the end Hildebert of Lavardin was elected. Geoffrey next appears in the public record when he was selected by King Henry I of England as archbishop in 1111.[2] As archbishop, Geoffrey helped negotiate the marriage of Henry's daughter and heiress Matilda to Geoffrey of Anjou.[3]

Brito died on either 26 or 28 November 1128.[3]

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