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Chrodegang of Metz (Saint)
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(c. 712/715 – 766) was born into the aristocratic family of Hesbania (Hesbaye), related to the Pippinids; after his education at the court of Charles Martel, he became the latter's referendarius (chancellor). Appointed bishop of Metz by Pippin III, probably in 742, he was among the Frankish clergy who were open to reform but hostile to the Anglo-Saxons and St. Boniface. In 743 Chrodegang traveled to Rome; he accompanied pope Stephen II back across the Alps to Reims, where the pope anointed Pippin in 754 and made Chrodegang the Austrasian metropolitan…

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Hartmann, Martina, “Chrodegang of Metz (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 April 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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