Boniface

Born: 6800 AD
Died: 7540 AD
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680? – Saint Boniface was born at Crediton, Devon. He was a missionary who propagated Christianity in the Frankish Empire during the 8th century.

 

Received his theological training in the Benedictine monasteries of Adescancastre.

 

702 – At the age of 30 he became a priest. He wrote the first Latin grammar produced in England.

 

723 – He felled the holy oak tree dedicated to Thor.

 

He established the first bishopric in Germany.

 

737-738 – Visited to Rome, he was made papal legate for Germany.

 

745 – He was granted Mainz as metropolitan see.

 

754 – On 5th of June he was killed by mob in Frisia.

 

He is the patron saint of Germany and the Netherlands.