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(date unknown),

Cornish chieftain and martyr (?). The Cornish tradition is that he was converted by Petroc, became a monk, and founded churches in Devon and Cornwall. These are recalled by two places in Cornwall called Constantine: one near Padstow, the other on the banks of the Helford river in SW. Cornwall. This was the larger of the two and survived as a monastery until the 11th century. He was also patron of the Devon churches of Milton Abbot and Dunsford.

There are also confused traditions in both Scotland and Ireland concerning Constantine, a king who became a monk. The Scottish tradition says that he was martyred at Kintyre in 576.

Feast in Cornwall and Wales: 9 March; in Scotland, 11 March.

G. H. Doble, The Saints of Cornwall, ii (1962), 15–24.

Subjects: Christianity.

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