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Geoffrey of Monmouth

Welsh cleric and historiographer

1090   -   1155

country of citizenship: Kingdom of England, Wales
educated at: University of Oxford
occupation: cleric, poet, historian, writer, Catholic priest
position held: Bishop of St Asaph

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Geoffrey of Monmouth (Latin: Galfridus Monemutensis, Galfridus Arturus, Welsh: Gruffudd ap Arthur, Sieffre o Fynwy; c. 1095 – c. 1155) was a British cleric and one of the major figures in the development of British historiography and the popularity of tales of King Arthur. He is best known for his chronicle The History of the Kings of Britain (Latin: De gestis Britonum or Historia regum Britanniae), which was widely popular in its day, being translated into various other languages from its original Latin. It was credited, uncritically, well into the 16th century, but is now considered historically unreliable.
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