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Deogratias
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Deogratias (of Carthage; 454–457 CE) was one of the few Nicene bishops (Nicaea) elected to the see of Carthage during the Vandal period (429–534 CE). He is mainly known through a few hagiographical paragraphs of Victor of Vita’s Historia persecutionis Africanae provinciae (1.24–27).

His date and place of birth are unknown. The rarity of his praenomen led scholars to believe that he might be the same individual mentioned in some of Augustine of Hippo’s letters and works. If this is correct, then he would have been a deacon and a priest i…

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Fournier, Éric, “Deogratias”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2589-7993_EECO_SIM_038512>
First published online: 2019



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