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Servatius of Tongres and Maastricht
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The history of Servatius starts in the second half of the 6th century CE, when Monulfus was bishop of Maastricht. We know Servatius only from two short stories dating from the end of the 6th century CE, written by Bishop Gregory of Tours in his historical essays The History of the Franks (Historia Francorum) and Glory of the Confessors (Liber in Gloria Confessorum).

Monulfus must have had huge ambitions for this episcopal see, and he was anxious to find a holy founder of his diocese. He found one on the old Roman gra…

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de la Haye, Régis, “Servatius of Tongres and Maastricht”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 10 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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