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Leoba [St Leoba, Lioba, Leofgyth]locked

(d. 782)
  • Barbara Yorke

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Leoba [St Leoba, Lioba, Leofgyth] (d. 782), abbess of Tauberbischofsheim, was the leading female contributor to her kinsman Boniface's mission to pagan Germany. Her full name was Leofgyth. Leoba was the only child of elderly parents, Dynne and Æbbe, and entered the monastery of ...

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Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores [in folio]