Thomas Becket Biography

Thomas Becket was Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his murder in 1170. He is venerated as a saint and martyr by both the Catholic Church and the Anglican Communion. He engaged in conflict with Henry II of England over the rights and privileges of the Church and was murdered by followers of the king in Canterbury Cathedral. Soon after his death, he was canonised by Pope Alexander III. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Thomas Becket
Nationality:
Kingdom of England
Profession:
Bishop, Priest
Religion:
Catholicism
Date of Birth:
December 21, 1118
Astrological Sign:
Sagittarius
Date of Death:
December 29, 1170
Age at Death:
52
Cause of Death:
Assassination
Thomas Becket Timeline
  • 1170-12-29
    Assassination inside Canterbury Cathedral of Thomas Becket, Archbishop of Canterbury by followers of King Henry II; he subsequently becomes a saint and martyr in the Anglican Church and the Roman Catholic Church.
  • 1173-02-21
    Pope Alexander III canonizes Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury
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