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Swithberht [St Swithberht, Suidbert]locked

(d. 713)
  • Marios Costambeys

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Swithberht [St Swithberht, Suidbert] (d. 713), bishop and missionary, was one of the twelve companions of Willibrord in his mission to evangelize the Frisians. All that is known of him comes from the Historia ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum of Bede, who characterizes him as 'a meek-hearted man of sober ways' (...

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Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores [in folio]
Henry Bradshaw Society
Oxford Medieval Texts
Bede, ed. and trans. B. Colgrave & R. A. B. Mynors, OMT (1969); repr. (1991)