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St Aidan

(d. 651) Irish missionary


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(d. ad 651),

Irish missionary. While a monk in the monastery at Iona he set out to Christianize Northumbria, founding a church and monastery at Lindisfarne in 635 and becoming its first bishop. His feast day is 31 August.

Subjects: Christianity.


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