Columbanus
Columbanus (Irish: Columbán, 543 – 21 November 615) was an Irish missionary notable for founding a number of monasteries on the European continent from around 590 in the Frankish and Lombard kingd...
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Arethas (martyr)
St. Arethas or Aretas (Arabic: آل الحارث‎ "al-Haarith") was the leader of the Christian community of Najran in the early 6th century, was executed during the persecution of Christians by the...
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Clovis I
Clovis (Latin Chlodovechus; reconstructed Frankish Chlodowig; c. 466 – c. 511) was the first king of the Franks to unite all of the Frankish tribes under one ruler, changing the form of leadership fr...
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Pope Vigilius
Pope Vigilius (died 7 June 555) was Pope from 29 March 537 to his death in 555. He is considered the first pope of the Byzantine Papacy.
He belonged to an aristocratic Roman family; his father Joh...
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Hilderic
Hilderic (460s – 533) was the penultimate king of the Vandals and Alans in North Africa in Late Antiquity (523–530). Although dead by the time the Vandal kingdom was overthrown in 534, he nevertheless...
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Theodosius the Cenobiarch
Theodosius the Cenobiarch (c. 423–529) was a monk, abbot, and saint who was a founder and organizer of the cenobitic way of monastic life. His feast day is on January 11.
He was born in Moga...
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Sunicas
Sunicas (Greek: Σουνίκας) was a Hun who served in the Byzantine military during the Iberian War, in the early reign of Emperor Justinian I (r. 527–565).
According to Zacharias of Mytilene, Sun...
Sigismund of Burgundy
Sigismund (died 524) was king of the Burgundians from 516 to his death. He was the son of king Gundobad, whom he succeeded in 516. Sigismund and his brother Godomar were defeated in battle by Clovis' ...
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John of Ephesus
John of Ephesus (or of Asia) (c. 507 – c. 588) was a leader of the non-Chalcedonian Syriac-speaking Church in the sixth century, and one of the earliest and most important of historians who wrote in S...
Mamikonian
Mamikonian or Mamikonean (Classical Armenian: Մամիկոնեան; Մամիկոնյան; Mamigonian) was an aristocratic dynasty which dominated Armenian politics between the 4th and 8th century. They ruled the Ar...
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Pope Agapetus I
Pope Agapetus I (died 22 April 536) was Pope from 13 May 535 to his death in 536. He is not to be confused with another Saint Agapetus, an Early Christian martyr with the feast day of 6 August.
Ag...
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Theophilus of Adana
Saint Theophilus the Penitent or Theophilus of Adana (died ca. 538) was a cleric in the sixth century Church who is said to have made a deal with the Devil to gain an ecclesiastical position. His stor...
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Avitus of Vienne
Alcimus Ecdicius Avitus (c. 470 – February 5, 517 or 519) was a Latin poet and archbishop of Vienne in Gaul.Avitus was born of a prominent Gallo-Roman senatorial family in the kinship of Emperor Avitu...
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Rumbold of Mechelen
Saint Rumbold (alternatively: Rumold, Romuold, Rumoldus (Latin), Rombout (Dutch), Rombaut (French)) was an Irish or Scottish Christian missionary, although his true nationality is not known for certai...
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Epiphanius Scholasticus
Epiphanius Scholasticus was a sixth-century translator of Greek works into Latin.Little is known of his life, aside from his works. It seems he bore the name Scholasticus "not so much because of any ...
Brychan
Brychan Brycheiniog was a legendary 5th-century king of Brycheiniog (Brecknockshire, alternatively Breconshire) in South Wales.
Celtic hagiography tells us that Brychan was born in Ireland, the so...
Liberius (praetorian prefect)
Petrus Marcellinus Felix Liberius (c. 465 – c. 554) was a Late Roman aristocrat and official, whose career spanned seven decades in the highest offices of both the Ostrogothic Kingdom of Italy a...
Quintus Aurelius Memmius Symmachus
Quintus Aurelius Memmius Symmachus (died 526) was a 6th-century Roman aristocrat, a historian, and a supporter of Nicene orthodoxy. He was a patron of secular learning, and became the consul for the ...
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Pope John III
Pope John III (Latin: Ioannes III; died 13 July 574) was Pope from 17 July 561 to his death in 574. He was born in Rome of a distinguished family. The Liber Pontificalis calls him a son of one Ana...
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Pamphilus the Theologian
Pamphilus the Theologian was probably a late sixth century Palestinian compiler writing in the aftermath of the Council of Chalcedon and the fall-out this produced in the eastern Christian provinces. ...
Sigo
Sigo (Sequanus, Seine) (died c. 580) was a Burgundian abbot of the 6th century. He is the reputed founder of the abbey of Saint-Seine. He is a saint of the Roman Catholic Church. His feastday is Septe...
Pope Sabinian
Pope Sabinian (Latin: Sabinianus, died 22 February 606) was Pope from 13 September 604 to his death in 606. Pope during the Byzantine Papacy, he was fourth former apocrisiarius to Constantinople e...
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Patroclus of Bourges
Saint Patroclus of Bourges (c. 496–576) was a Merovingian ascetic, who was a native of the province of Berry, France. In his Historia Francorum, Gregory of Tours writes that Patroclus became a priest...
Ospitone
Ospitone was a Christian chief of Barbagia in Sardinia in the late sixth century. Gregory the Great, in a letter dated to 594, commended Ospitone for his Christianity at a time when most Barbaricini w...