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Bridget (Birgitta) of Sweden, St (1303–73)

Edited by F. L. Cross and E. A. Livingstone

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

Third edition

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780192802903
Published online January 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199566716
Bridget (Birgitta) of Sweden, St (1303–73)

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founder of the *Bridgettine Order. The daughter of a wealthy landowner in Sweden, she is reputed to have lived a pious life and had visions as a child. She married at 13, and had eight children. In ...

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