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Germanus [St Germanus]locked

(d. c. 437/48)
  • Jill Harries


Germanus [St Germanus] (d.c. 437/48), bishop of Auxerre, was papal envoy to Britain in 429–30. No full contemporary account of Germanus's life survives and certain facts about him are few. Soon after his death he became the object of a cult and stories of his miraculous powers quickly accumulated. About 480, several decades after his death, his life was written by ...

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Monument Germaniae Historica, Scriptores Rerum Merovingicarum
Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Auctores antiquissimi