Cancor (died 771) was a Frankish count associated with Lorsch Abbey. He was son of a noble lady Williswinda. As her only known husband before she was widowed was named Robert, it has been proposed that Cancor was son to Robert I, Count of Hesbaye, who was also alive in the 8th century.
In 764, together with his widowed mother Williswinda, Cancor founded Lorsch Abbey as a proprietary church and monastery on their estate, Laurissa (Lorsch). They entrusted its government to Cancor's cousin Chrodegang, Bishop of Metz. Chrodegang dedicated the church and monastery to Saint Peter and became its first abbot. The founders later enriched the new abbey by further donations.
In 766, shortly before his death, Chrodegang resigned as Abbot of Lorsch owing to his other important duties as Bishop of Metz. He then sent his brother Gundeland, another nephew of Cancor, to Lorsch as his successor.
Cancor married a noblewoman named Angila, of unknown parentage, probably before 766. Cancor and Angila had four children:
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- Euphemia, Nun at Lorsch.
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