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Marianus Scotus
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[Máel Brigte]

1028-82. Ireland, Germany. His Irish name, Máel Brigte, means "servant of St. Bride" (Brigid of Kildare), but he assumed the name Marianus when he became a monk in 1052. He left Ireland in 1056, sojourned in Cologne, Paderborn and Fulda, and was ordained a priest in Würzburg in 1059. He returned to Fulda to become an inclusus, and ten years later moved to Mainz, where he spent the rest of his life, and is buried in Mainz cathedral. He must be distinguished from another Irishman active in Germany at the same time, Marianus Scotus of Regensburg, who founded the Scots monastery there.


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Verbist, Peter, “Marianus Scotus”, in: Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle, Edited by: Graeme Dunphy, Cristian Bratu. Consulted online on 06 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2213-2139_emc_SIM_01781>
First published online: 2016

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