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Oda the Severe

Oda or Odo (d. 959), archbishop of Canterbury, was bishop of Ramsbury from 927 to 942, and went with King Æthelstan to the battle of Brunanburh in 937.

In 942 he succeeded Wulfhelm as archbishop of Canterbury, and he appears to have been an able and conscientious ruler of the see. He had great influence with King Edwy, whom he had crowned in 956.

This entry was originally from the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.