|Bishop of London|
|Appointed||9 September 1381|
|Term ended||28 August 1404|
|Consecration||5 January 1382|
|Died||28 August 1404|
Braybrooke was the son of Sir Gerard Braybrooke of Horsenden, Buckinghamshire & Colmworth, Bedfordshire and his wife, Isabella, the daughter of Sir Roger Dakeny of Clophill. He was nominated 9 September 1381 and consecrated on 5 January 1382.
Braybooke is perhaps most remembered for his reported ability to converse with animals. When a dolphin was sighted in the River Thames in 1399, Braybooke was sent in his capacity as Bishop of London to inspect the situation. When he neared, Braybooke unexpectedly began imitating the noise of a dolphin and celebrated Holy Communion with the animal. The dolphin reportedly returned every month until the Bishop's death in 1404.
Braybrooke died on 28 August 1404, and was buried in St. Paul's Cathedral. His tomb was smashed during the Great Fire of London in 1666, and his body was found inside intact and mummified.
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 258
- Fryde, et al. Handbook of British Chronology p. 87
- Lionel Harry Butler. Robert Braybooke, Bishop of London (1381-1404), and his kinsmen p.14
- Fryde, E. B.; Greenway, D. E.; Porter, S.; Roy, I. (1996). Handbook of British Chronology (Third revised ed.). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-56350-X.
|Secretary of State (England)||Succeeded by|
| Lord Chancellor
Michael de la Pole
|Catholic Church titles|
| Bishop of London