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Gall [St Gall, Gallus]locked

(fl. 615)
  • Dagmar Ó Riain-Raedel


Gall [St Gall, Gallus] (fl. 615), supposed monastic founder, is reported by Jonas of Bobbio, the seventh-century biographer of Columbanus (d. 615), as a companion of that saint. Gall may have been a Frank or an Aleman, but his lives, written much later, suggest an Irish origin. They relate that he became a disciple of ...

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Monument Germaniae Historica, Scriptores Rerum Merovingicarum