Source: Textual EditionAnon.VitLebuini

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Author Anonymous
Source Title Life of Lebuin
Date of composition 840s x c.930
Language Latin


*according to @Talbot 1954, this life is earlier than that by Hucbald of St Amand.


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Monumenta Germaniae historica inde ab anno Christi quingentesimo usque ad annum millesimum et quingentesimum : Scriptorum : auspiciis Societatis Aperiendis Fontibus rerum Germanicarum Medii Aevi Hofmeister, Adolph Vita Lebvini Antiqua Leipzig 1896-1926 791-5


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Talbot, Charles Hugh The Life of St Lebuin London 1954 229-34

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Factoid Type Source Reference Short Description
1 Event Anon.VitLebuini  7 Liutger 1 was charged by his master, Albricus 1, to find Lebuin 1's grave. Being unable to do this he began to build his church. One night Lebuin 1 appeared to him in a dream and revealed the location of his body under the wall.
2 Event Anon.VitLebuini  7 Gregory 5 died
3 Event Anon.VitLebuini  7 Lebuin 1 was buried in the church which had formerly been burnt down and rebuilt [at Wilp]. After his death the Saxons tore it down again, but failed to find his body.
4 Event Anon.VitLebuini  6 Lebuin 1 appeared at the Saxon moot and warned those there that if they did not convert a king [Anonymous 402] would invade their lands and turn them into slaves. After some uproar, Buto 1 spoke to the people extolling them to listen to Lebuin 1 with courtesy. This they did, agreeing that Lebuin 1 should be allowed to travel wheresoever he pleased.
5 Event Anon.VitLebuini  5 Lebuin 1 expressed his desire to go to the Saxon moot to convert the pagans. Folcbert 1 told him not to go and to return to his friend Davo.
6 Event Anon.VitLebuini  3 Pagans [Anonymi 1189] who were angry that some of their number had abandoned the ancient worship and had turned to new ways tore down Lebuin 1's church and drove the Christians [Anonymi 1188] away.
7 Event Anon.VitLebuini  3 The Christians [Anonymi 1188] who lived on the western bank of the River Isel built an oratory for Lebuin 1 at Wilp. Not long after they built a church on the eastern bank.
8 Event Anon.VitLebuini  2 Lebuin 1 told Gregory 3 of his mission and asked to be conducted to the spot in his diocese which the Lord had point out. Gregory 3 congratulated him and directed him to the place, giving him as a companion the servant of God, Marchelmus 1, who had been on of Willibrord 1's disciples. He was received into the house of a widow named Abarhilda 1 and enjoyed her hospitality for some days.
9 Event Anon.VitLebuini  2 After Boniface 5 was killed, Gregory 3 spent the rest of his life ministering to the young Christian community which St Willibrord 1 and other disciples of the Lord had baptised in Frisia and in the districts round about
10 Event Anon.VitLebuini  2 Boniface 5 was killed by the sword with 52 companions whilst preaching in Frisia
11 Event Anon.VitLebuini  2 Boniface 5 journeyed to Rome where he was consecrated archbishop by Pope Gregory 3 and changed his name from Wynnfrith to Boniface 5.
12 Event Anon.VitLebuini  2 Boniface 5 was chosen as Bishop of Mainz [Anonymous 402] by all the kings and the people
13 Event Anon.VitLebuini  2 Boniface 5 became so renowned for his wisdom and holiness that he was able to effect reforms in both religion and belief throughout the whole Frankish kingdoms.
14 Event Anon.VitLebuini  2 He first left England in the time of Charles 1
15 Event Anon.VitLebuini  2 Having received his order from God three times, Lebuin 1 boarded a ship and sailed to Utrecht where he met the priest Gregory 5 who was in charge of the church there.
16 Event Anon.VitLebuini  2 Lebuin 1 was charged by God to forsake his country and to preach to the Saxons across the sea and the people who dwelt in the lands of the Franks and Saxons near the river Isel.