• fl. 615
  • Feast-day: 16 October
  • Gallus, Saint Gall, Saint Gallus
  • Irish people in continental Europe, abbots, saints, monks
  • (agents)
Reputed founder of St. Gall in modern-day Switzerland and one of Columbanus’ companions. His 9th-century Lives written at Reichenau claim that he was of Irish origin.

See also: Columbanus
(fl. c.550–d. 615)
Irish peregrinus, scholar, abbot and monastic founder known chiefly for his activities in the kingdoms of Merovingian Gaul and Lombard Italy. His foundations included Luxeuil and Bobbio.

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Deicolus of Lure
Deicolus of Lure
(d. c.625)
Irish peregrinus, alleged to be a half-brother of Gall, disciple of Columbanus and founder of a hermitage at Lure/Lutre in Burgundy, which would become the abbey of Lure.

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Reference works
Oxford dictionary of national biography, Online: Oxford University Press, 2004–present. URL: <http://www.oxforddnb.com>. 
comments: General editors include Lawrence Goldman, et al.
Ó Riain-Raedel (Dagmar) [id. 10303. ‘Gall [St Gall, Gallus]’] direct link
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