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Fulgentius of Ruspe
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Fulgentius (467/468–533 CE) was born into a senatorial Carthaginian family. His grandfather, senator Gordianus, was sent into exile by Genseric when the latter took over power in Africa. Claudius, Gordianus’ son, returned to Africa and reacquired part of the family properties. Claudius settled in Thelepte where his son Fulgentius was born. His father died soon and Fulgentius was raised by his Christian mother Marian…

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Lamberigts, Mathijs, “Fulgentius of Ruspe”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2022

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