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(date unknown),

patron of St Briavels (Glos.), of whom the first written record goes back to 1130. He seems to have been a Celtic saint, whose name, according to Ekwall, dates from the Old Celtic Brigomaglos. Stanton says he was a hermit in the Forest of Dean, who gave his name to this place, but whose life is unknown. Feast: 17 June.

Stanton, p. 271.

Subjects: Christianity.


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