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Severinus of Noricum (Saint)
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According to our only source, the Commemoratorium vitae s. Severini (511) of Eugippius, Severinus was a high-born Roman living as an anchorite in the East. After the death of Attila in 453, he went to Rhaeto-Romania as a monastic ascetic, charismatic, and miracle-worker. There he organized the Rhaeto-Romanic population politically and socially during the death throes of the western Roman Empire and prepared them for their journey to Italy. His positive relationship with the Rugian house me…

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Brennecke, Hanns Christof, “Severinus of Noricum (Saint)”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 05 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_025484>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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