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Finán [St Finán] (d. 661), missionary and bishop of Lindisfarne

R. Jayatilaka

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/9425

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Finán [St Finán] (d. 661), missionary and bishop of Lindisfarne, was an Irish monk of Iona who succeeded Áedán as second bishop of Lindisfarne in 651. No life of Finán is extant and the authority for what little is known about him is ...

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