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Quodvultdeus of Carthage
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The details of the life and ministry of Quodvultdeus of Carthage (d. c. 454 CE) are obscure. Victor of Vita, in his late 5th-century CE account of North African life during the persecution by the Vandals under Geiseric and Huneric (c. 428–484 CE), recounts the following:

But then he [Geiseric] ordered that the bishop of the city in question, Carthage, known to God and men by the name Quodvultdeus, be exiled along with a large number of clergy; despoiled and defenseless, they were placed on ricke…

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Heintz, Michael, “Quodvultdeus of Carthage”, 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 October 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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