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Leander of Seville (Saint)
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(c. 540, Cartagena, Spain – Mar 13, between 599 and 601 [on this, see Fontane, 113], Seville), was the brother of St. Florentina, of Fulgentius (bishop of Ecija), and of the church father Isidore of Seville. He was the son of an illustrious Romanized family and became archbishop of Seville after the death of Pope Stephen II around 578. He succeeded in converting the Visigoth (Goths) Hermenegild to the Catholic faith, who led an ultimately unsuccessful revolt against his father Leovigild. Traveling to Constantinople (until 583), Leander probably…

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Herbers, Klaus, “Leander of Seville (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 13 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_12728>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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