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Richard the Pilgrim
Birth: unknown
Death: Feb. 7, 722

Roman Catholic Saint. A native of Wessex in England where he fathered at least three children, all of whom were canonized in their own right; Ss. Walpurga, Winebald, and Willibald. He and his sons embarked on pilgrimage to Rome and the Holy Land about 721. They sailed for the western coast of France where they had a long stay at Rouen, and he then made his devotions in most of the shrines on their route through France. In Lucca, Italy he fell ill, died suddenly, and was buried at the church of San Frediano. Miracles were reported at his tomb and he was venerated by the people of Lucca who embellished accounts of his life, calling him a prince of the English; a later legend makes him the duke of Swabia, Germany. Neither legend is trustworthy; it is unclear even if he is venerated by his true name. An account of his pilgrimage was written by his niece, a nun called Hugeburc, which she entitled Hodoeporicon. He has also been called St. Richard of Swabia and St. Richard the king; in iconic art he is portrayed as a royal pilgrim. (bio by: Iola) 
Cimitero di San Frediano
Provincia di Lucca
Toscana, Italy
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Record added: May 27, 2004
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