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Winnibald

(c. 702—761) abbot of Heidenheim

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Richard

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(d. 720),

wrongly called ‘King of the English’. The father of Willibald, Winnibald, and Walburga, Richard (the name apparently dates only from the 11th century) left his native...

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St Boniface

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(680–754),

Anglo-Saxon missionary, born Wynfrith, known as the Apostle of Germany. He was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith and was appointed Primate of...

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St Walburga

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(c.710–79),

sister of St Willibald and St Wynnebald (d. 761). She went from England to help St Boniface in his missionary work in Germany; on Wynnebald's death she assumed...

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Willibald

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(d. 786/7),

bishop of Eichstatt. Brother of Winnibald and Walburga, Willibald was born in Wessex. He became a monk at Bishops Waltham (Hants.). Later he was one of the most...

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