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Gaudentius of Brescia
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Gaudentius of Brescia, bishop of Brescia (from before 397 until after 406). Chosen to succeed bishop Philastrius during a trip to the East, Gaudentius assumed this office only under pressure from his friend Ambrose of Milan and worked there for 14 years. In 405, along with two other bishops, he was sent on an official mission to Constantinople to intervene, albeit unsuccessfully, for John Chrysostom. Rufinus (Rufinus, Tyrannius) dedicated his translation of the Pseudo-Clementine Recognitiones to Gaudentius. At the wish of the imperial official Benvolus,…

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Zelzer, Michaela, “Gaudentius of Brescia”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 11 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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