Simon of Ghent

Simon of Ghent
Bishop of Salisbury

Simon's tomb in Salisbury Cathedral
Elected 2 June 1297
Term ended 2 April 1315
Predecessor Nicholas Longespee
Successor Roger Martival
Other posts Archdeacon of Oxford; Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Consecration 20 October 1297
Personal details
Died 2 April 1315
Denomination Catholic

Simon of Ghent (or Simon de Gandavo; died 1315) was a medieval Bishop of Salisbury in England.


Simon was a prebendary of the diocese of Salisbury and Chancellor of Oxford University,[1] as well as Archdeacon of Oxford.[2]

Simon was elected bishop on 2 June 1297 and consecrated on 20 October 1297 at Canterbury[3] He died on 2 April 1315.[4]


  1. Hibbert, Christopher, ed. (1988). "Appendix 5: Chancellors of the University". The Encyclopaedia of Oxford. Macmillan. pp. 521–522. ISBN 0-333-39917-X.
  2. British History Online Archdeacons of Oxford. Accessed on 30 October 2007.
  3. British History Online Bishops of Salisbury. Accessed on 30 October 2007.
  4. Fryde, et al.,Handbook of British Chronology, p. 270.


Academic offices
Preceded by
John of Monmouth
Chancellor of the University of Oxford
Succeeded by
Henry Swayne?
or Roger de Martival
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Nicholas Longespee
Bishop of Salisbury
Succeeded by
Roger Martival
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