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 Saint Ansgar

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Saint Ansgar

Birth
Picardie, France
Death 3 Feb 865 (aged 63)
Bremen, Stadtgemeinde Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Burial Bremen, Stadtgemeinde Bremen, Bremen, Germany
Memorial ID 140063983 View Source
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Known as the "Norse Aposle", and Archbishop of Bremen from 848 to his death in 865.

Born in 801 in France to German parents. He was educated at Corbie and sent to the monastery of Corvey on the River Wesser.

When Danish King Harold asked for missionaries, he volunteer to go to Denmark, joining Rimbert on the pilgrimage. He escorted Harald I from exile back to Jutland, converted Erik, King of Jutland, and was known as a preacher, miracle worker, and fought the slavery prevalent in Germany.

Canonized by Pope Nicholas I. His feast day is February 3rd.

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