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St Eligius

(c. 590—660)


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(c.590–660),

patron saint of metalworkers. Through his skill in working in precious metals, he rose to high office in the courts of the Frankish kings. He was consecrated Bp. of Noyon in 641 and evangelized Flanders. Feast day, 1 Dec.

Subjects: Christianity — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).


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