Willehad 1 (Male) Bishop of Bremen and saint, d. 789
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Factoids by Source

Alcuin.Ep: [Epistolae] (4)
Recorded Name (1)
Uilhaed (1)
 Alcuin.Ep  6
Office (1)
Bishop (1)
 Alcuin.Ep  6
Personal Relationship (1)
Willehad 1 Friend (General relationship) of ~ (1)
 of Alcuin 1: Alcuin.Ep  6
Event (1)
Correspondence (1)
 Alcuin 1.letter of enquiry and of greetings, especially to Willehad 1: Alcuin 1 sent greetings and enquired about the Saxons and neighbouring peoples.: Alcuin.Ep  6
Enquiry (1)
 Alcuin 1.letter of enquiry and of greetings, especially to Willehad 1: Alcuin 1 sent greetings and enquired about the Saxons and neighbouring peoples.: Alcuin.Ep  6
Anon.VitWillehadi: Life of Willehad (85)
Recorded Name (4)
Willehadus (4)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  Prologue cap.
 Anon.VitWillehadi  1
 Anon.VitWillehadi  5
 Anon.VitWillehadi  8
Personal Information (32)
ethnicity (1)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  1 (Of the English people, from the Northumbrians)
moral (1)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  1 (All his actions were honest, good, lovable and admirable)
piety (17)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  Prologue (He led a pious and religious life)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  1 (Man of God)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  1 (Servant of God)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  4 (Servant of God)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  4 (Servant of God)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  5 (Man of God)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  5 (Servant fo God)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  6 (Servant of God)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  7 (Man fo God)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  7 (Servant of God)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  8 (Reverend)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  9 (He did not drink any alcohol and refrained himself from meat, milk and fish until Hadrian 3 told him he should eat fish)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  9 (Man of God)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  9 (He celebrated the mass every day )
 Anon.VitWillehadi  10 (Man of the Lord)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  10 (Reverend)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  11 (Soldier of the Lord)
religion (1)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  11 (Blessed man)
reputation (1)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  1 (Venerable man)
saintly status (10)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  Prologue cap. (Saint confessor)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  Prologue (Blessed)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  1 (Sanctity of the blessed man)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  4 (Blessed man)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  7 (Holy man)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  9 (Blessed)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  10 (Blessed)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  10 (Confessor of the Lord)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  10 (Most blessed father )
 Anon.VitWillehadi  11 (Saint)
stated health (1)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  10 (He got very ill in Blexen)
Education (1)
 He had been educated in the sacred letters and spiritual disciplines: Anon.VitWillehadi  1
Office (6)
Bishop (3)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  Prologue (Bishop of Bremen)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  8
 Anon.VitWillehadi  11
Priest (3)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  1
 Anon.VitWillehadi  8
 Anon.VitWillehadi  10
Occupation (3)
Scribe (1)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  7
Teacher (2)
 Anon.VitWillehadi  4
 Anon.VitWillehadi  10
Personal Relationship (11)
~ Companion (General relationship) of Willehad 1 (1)
 Anonymi 748: of Willehad 1: Anon.VitWillehadi  4
~ Disciple (General relationship) of Willehad 1 (7)
 Anonymi 748: of Willehad 1: Anon.VitWillehadi  4
 Folcard 1: of Willehad 1: Anon.VitWillehadi  6
 Emmig 1: of Willehad 1: Anon.VitWillehadi  6
 Beniamin 1: of Willehad 1: Anon.VitWillehadi  6
 Atreban 1: of Willehad 1: Anon.VitWillehadi  6
 Gerwal 1: of Willehad 1: Anon.VitWillehadi  6
 Egisrik 1: of Willehad 1: Anon.VitWillehadi  10
Willehad 1 Father (Honorific kinship) of ~ (1)
 of Anonymous 295: Anon.VitWillehadi  Prologue
Willehad 1 Master (General relationship) of ~ (1)
 of Aldo 1: Anon.VitWillehadi  7
~ Son (Honorific kinship) of Willehad 1 (1)
 Egisrik 1: of Willehad 1: Anon.VitWillehadi  10
Event (27)
Appointment - ecclesiastical (2)
 Willehad 1.construction of churches in Wigmodia: Willehad 1 started to build churches in the pagus of Wigmodia and ordain priests for them.: Anon.VitWillehadi  5
 Willehad 1.return to Wigmodia: Willehad 1 went back to Wigmodia, where he started preaching again, restoring churches and finding adequate people to minister at each of them.: Anon.VitWillehadi  8 ([785])
Appointment/consecration/elevation/ordination of bishop (1)
 Willehad 1.episcopal consecration: Charlemagne 1 made Willehad 1 be consecrated bishop in Worms and gave him as a diocese the area of Wigmodia, Laergau, Rustringerland, Ostringien, Norden and Wangerland.: Anon.VitWillehadi  8 ([787])
Baptism (2)
 Willehad 1.journey to Drenthe: Willehad 1 went to Drenthe to preach the word of God. Many people received the baptism and started to imitate Willehad 1's life.: Anon.VitWillehadi  4
 Willehad 1.preaching in Frisia: Willehad 1 lived for a long time in the Oostergoo pagus while teaching the word of God. Many noble people sent him their sons to be educated. He baptised several pagan people.: Anon.VitWillehadi  2
Burial (1)
 Willehad 1.burial: Willehad 1 was buried in the church he had built: Anon.VitWillehadi  10
Burning (2)
 Willehad 1.post-mortem miracle of chalice: Willehad 1's silver chalice, which had been preserved by his disciples, miraculously escaped a fire in which everything else was burnt.: Anon.VitWillehadi  11
 Willehad 1.post-mortem miracle of crozier: Willehad 1's crozier, which had been put in a chest was not burnt at all when the house in which the chest was kept caught fire.: Anon.VitWillehadi  11
Church/monastery/minster foundation/dedication/restoration (3)
 Willehad 1.construction of church in Bremen: Willehad 1 constructed a very beautiful church in Bremen, where he established his episcopal see.: Anon.VitWillehadi  9 ([789])
 Willehad 1.construction of churches in Wigmodia: Willehad 1 started to build churches in the pagus of Wigmodia and ordain priests for them.: Anon.VitWillehadi  5
 Willehad 1.return to Wigmodia: Willehad 1 went back to Wigmodia, where he started preaching again, restoring churches and finding adequate people to minister at each of them.: Anon.VitWillehadi  8 ([785])
Confirmation (1)
 Willehad 1.diocese-visit: Willehad 1 visited his diocese, confirming the people who had already been baptised and preaching.: Anon.VitWillehadi  9
Conversion (1)
 Willehad 1.journey to Drenthe: Willehad 1 went to Drenthe to preach the word of God. Many people received the baptism and started to imitate Willehad 1's life.: Anon.VitWillehadi  4
Death/dying (1)
 Willehad 1.death: Willehad 1 died in Blexen: Anon.VitWillehadi  10
Diocese-visiting (1)
 Willehad 1.diocese-visit: Willehad 1 visited his diocese, confirming the people who had already been baptised and preaching.: Anon.VitWillehadi  9
Education/teaching (1)
 Willehad 1.preaching in Frisia: Willehad 1 lived for a long time in the Oostergoo pagus while teaching the word of God. Many noble people sent him their sons to be educated. He baptised several pagan people.: Anon.VitWillehadi  2
Episcopal see, acquisition/institution/division/merge (1)
 Willehad 1.construction of church in Bremen: Willehad 1 constructed a very beautiful church in Bremen, where he established his episcopal see.: Anon.VitWillehadi  9 ([789])
Flight (1)
 Willehad 1.escape from Wigmodia to Frisia: In order to avoid Widukind 1's persecutions, Willehad 1 fled from Wigmodia to Frisia.: Anon.VitWillehadi  6 (782)
Grant and Gift (1)
 Charlemagne 1.granting a cell to Willehad 1: A cell in Francia, at Mont-Justin: Anon.VitWillehadi  8
Journey (9)
 Willehad 1.escape from Wigmodia to Frisia: In order to avoid Widukind 1's persecutions, Willehad 1 fled from Wigmodia to Frisia.: Anon.VitWillehadi  6 (782)
 Willehad 1.journey to Drenthe: Willehad 1 went to Drenthe to preach the word of God. Many people received the baptism and started to imitate Willehad 1's life.: Anon.VitWillehadi  4
 Willehad 1.journey to Echternach: Willehad 1 reached Echternach where he joined up with those of his followers who had escaped from Wigmodia.: Anon.VitWillehadi  7
 Willehad 1.journey to Eresburg: Willehad 1 went to Eresburg, in Saxony, to meet Charlemagne 1: Anon.VitWillehadi  8 ([785])
 Willehad 1.journey to Frisia: Willehad 1 crossed the sea and arrived in Western Frisia, at a place called Dokkum, in the pagus of Oostergoo.: Anon.VitWillehadi  2
 Willehad 1.journey to Humsterland: Willehad 1 crossed the River Lauwers and went to the pagus called Humsteerland to preach to the barbarians.: Anon.VitWillehadi  3
 Willehad 1.journey to Rome: Willehad 1 visited Pippin 3, King of the Lombards, and went to Rome: Anon.VitWillehadi  7, 9
 Willehad 1.journey to Saxony: Willehad 1 went to the pagus of Wigmodia, where Charlemagne 1 had sent him to instruct the people. During his second year in that pagus all the Frisians and the Saxons who lived there had promised they would become Christians.: Anon.VitWillehadi  5 (781)
 Willehad 1.return to Wigmodia: Willehad 1 went back to Wigmodia, where he started preaching again, restoring churches and finding adequate people to minister at each of them.: Anon.VitWillehadi  8 ([785])
Meeting (3)
 Charlemagne 1-Willehad 1.meeting: Charlemagne 1 summoned Willehad 1 and after having tested his faith and morals sent him to Saxony, in the pagus called Wigmodia: Anon.VitWillehadi  5
 Willehad 1-Egisrik 1.conversation: When Willehad 1's disciples were worrying for his life, Egisrik 1 approached him and asked him not to leave his disciples. Willehad 1 replied that he did not want to leave longer as he was happy to go to God.: Anon.VitWillehadi  10
 Willehad 1.journey to Eresburg: Willehad 1 went to Eresburg, in Saxony, to meet Charlemagne 1: Anon.VitWillehadi  8 ([785])
Miracle (4)
 Willehad 1.miracle of relics-box: The barbarians assaulted the Christians unexpectedly. One of them tried to cut Willehad 1's head with his sword, but thanks to the box of relics that Willehad 1 wore round his neck, only the lace which kept the box was partly cut. Willehad 1 was completely unhurt.: Anon.VitWillehadi  4
 Willehad 1.miracle of wooden dish: Aldo 1, Willehad 1's servant, used to serve him his meal in a wooden dish, which one day he found broken. He told Willehad 1 about it and the latter sent him to collect the dish. When Aldo 1 went to the place where he had left it, he discovered that it was now intact.: Anon.VitWillehadi  7
 Willehad 1.post-mortem miracle of chalice: Willehad 1's silver chalice, which had been preserved by his disciples, miraculously escaped a fire in which everything else was burnt.: Anon.VitWillehadi  11
 Willehad 1.post-mortem miracle of crozier: Willehad 1's crozier, which had been put in a chest was not burnt at all when the house in which the chest was kept caught fire.: Anon.VitWillehadi  11
Mission/mission-sending (3)
 Alhred 1.granting permission to Willehad 1: Willehad 1 asked Alhred 1 for permission to go and preach the word of the Lord to the Frisians and Saxons. Alhred 1 summoned all the bishops, asked for their consent, and granted Willehad 1 his permission to go abroad.: Anon.VitWillehadi  1
 Charlemagne 1-Willehad 1.meeting: Charlemagne 1 summoned Willehad 1 and after having tested his faith and morals sent him to Saxony, in the pagus called Wigmodia: Anon.VitWillehadi  5
 Willehad 1.journey to Humsterland: Willehad 1 crossed the River Lauwers and went to the pagus called Humsteerland to preach to the barbarians.: Anon.VitWillehadi  3
Pastoral activities/preaching (5)
 Willehad 1.diocese-visit: Willehad 1 visited his diocese, confirming the people who had already been baptised and preaching.: Anon.VitWillehadi  9
 Willehad 1.journey to Drenthe: Willehad 1 went to Drenthe to preach the word of God. Many people received the baptism and started to imitate Willehad 1's life.: Anon.VitWillehadi  4
 Willehad 1.journey to Humsterland: Willehad 1 crossed the River Lauwers and went to the pagus called Humsteerland to preach to the barbarians.: Anon.VitWillehadi  3
 Willehad 1.preaching in Frisia: Willehad 1 lived for a long time in the Oostergoo pagus while teaching the word of God. Many noble people sent him their sons to be educated. He baptised several pagan people.: Anon.VitWillehadi  2
 Willehad 1.return to Wigmodia: Willehad 1 went back to Wigmodia, where he started preaching again, restoring churches and finding adequate people to minister at each of them.: Anon.VitWillehadi  8 ([785])
Persecution (1)
 Widukind 1.rebellion: Widukind 1 gathered several Saxon people with him and led a rebellion against Charlemagne 1. They persecuted the servant of God who were working in the area, so that they were dispersed.: Anon.VitWillehadi  6 (782)
Rebellion/sedition (1)
 Widukind 1.rebellion: Widukind 1 gathered several Saxon people with him and led a rebellion against Charlemagne 1. They persecuted the servant of God who were working in the area, so that they were dispersed.: Anon.VitWillehadi  6 (782)
Relics-collecting/depositing/granting (1)
 Willehad 1.miracle of relics-box: The barbarians assaulted the Christians unexpectedly. One of them tried to cut Willehad 1's head with his sword, but thanks to the box of relics that Willehad 1 wore round his neck, only the lace which kept the box was partly cut. Willehad 1 was completely unhurt.: Anon.VitWillehadi  4
Relics-incorrupt preservation/placing in reliquary/requesting/translating (1)
 Willehad 1.translation: Willehad 1's body was translated to another basilica: Anon.VitWillehadi  11
Service (1)
 Willehad 1.miracle of wooden dish: Aldo 1, Willehad 1's servant, used to serve him his meal in a wooden dish, which one day he found broken. He told Willehad 1 about it and the latter sent him to collect the dish. When Aldo 1 went to the place where he had left it, he discovered that it was now intact.: Anon.VitWillehadi  7
Solitary life, choosing; becoming anchorite/hermit (1)
 Willehad 1.solitary life: Willehad 1 chose to conduct a solitary life: Anon.VitWillehadi  7
Visit (1)
 Willehad 1.journey to Rome: Willehad 1 visited Pippin 3, King of the Lombards, and went to Rome: Anon.VitWillehadi  7, 9
Factoids linked indirectly to Willehad 1 (1)
Occupation (1)
Servant of Willehad 1 (1)
 Aldo 1: Anon.VitWillehadi  7