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Auspicius of Toul
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Auspicius (c. 390/400?–475/480? CE) was bishop of Tullum Leucorum (present-day Toul) in the former Roman province of Belgica Prima (capital Trier), then Frankish territory. He is traditionally the fifth in succession, and the first to be historically tangible (Duchesne, 1915, 62). The noble Gallo-Roman family of the Auspicii can be traced from the 3rd to the 7th century CE (Brandes, 1905, 13–14; TLL, vol. II, 1549, 46–58; PLRE, vol. I, 141; vol. II, 203). Presumably educated in the classical fashion, well connected, and…

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Waarden, Joop van, “Auspicius of Toul”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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