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Vannes was a provincial council (Councils/Synods) held in the Gallic province of Lugdunensis Tertia sometime between 461 and 491 CE, most likely in the mid-460s CE (Hefele, 1908, vol. II/2, 904–906; Pietri, 1983, 146–147; Mathisen, 1989, 192n88). At the time, this region constituted a veritable “no man’s land […] in a political vacuum between the Visigothic kingdom to the south, and the rudderless frontier provinces of northern Gaul” (Brown, 2003, 109).

At the council, Paternus of Vannes was ordained bishop. The council’s acts, whi…

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Halfond, Gregory I., “Vannes”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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