Famous German Saints

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Gertrude the Great
(Nun)
Gertrude the Great
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Birthdate: January 6, 1256
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Eisleben, Germany
Died: November 17, 1302
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Princess Ileana of Romania
(Nun)
Princess Ileana of Romania
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Birthdate: January 5, 1909
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Bucharest, Romania
Died: January 21, 1991
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Adelaide of Italy
(Empress)
Adelaide of Italy
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Birthdate: 0931 AD
Birthplace: Orbe, Switzerland
Died: February 6, 0999
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Hedwig of Silesia
(Saint)
Hedwig of Silesia
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Birthdate: 1174 AD
Birthplace: Andechs, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire
Died: October 15, 1243
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Norbert of Xanten
(The Archbishop of Magdeburg Who Established the Order of Premonstratensian)
Norbert of Xanten
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Birthdate: 1075 AD
Birthplace: Cologne, German
Died: June 6, 1134

Norbert of Xanten was not just the archbishop of Magdeburg but also established the order of Premonstratensian. He is revered as the patron saint of the Kingdom of Bohemia and of safe childbirth. He also defended Pope Innocent II and influenced the German ruler to defend him.

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Rabanus Maurus
(Frankish Benedictine Monk, Theologian and Author of Encyclopaedia 'De rerum naturis')
Rabanus Maurus
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Birthdate: 0780 AD
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: February 4, 0856

Apart from being a Benedictine monk, Rabanus Maurus was also a talented author and is remembered for his 22-volume encyclopaedia On the Natures of Things. He enriched German language and literature and this gained the nickname Teacher of Germany. His works also include translations and commentaries.

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Maria Innocentia Hummel
(Nun)
Maria Innocentia Hummel
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Birthdate: May 21, 1909
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Massing, Germany Massing, Germany
Died: November 6, 1946
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Mechthild of Magdeburg
(Mystic)
Mechthild of Magdeburg
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Birthdate: 1207 AD
Birthplace: Germany
Died: 1282 AD
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Radegund
(Queen)
Radegund
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Birthdate: 0520 AD
Birthplace: Erfurt, Germany
Died: August 13, 0587
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Adelaide of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
(Nun)
Adelaide of Lowenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
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Birthdate: April 3, 1831
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Kleinheubach, Germany
Died: December 16, 1909
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Virgilia, Mother Abbess
(Nun)
Virgilia, Mother Abbess
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Birthdate: March 27, 1869
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Sigmaringen, Germany
Died: June 8, 1949
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Cunigunde of Luxembourg
(Empress)
Cunigunde of Luxembourg
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Birthdate: 0975 AD
Birthplace: Luxembourg, Germany
Died: March 3, 1040
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Louise Hollandine of the Palatinate
(Painter)
Louise Hollandine of the Palatinate
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Birthdate: April 18, 1622
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: The Hague, Netherlands
Died: February 11, 1709
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Mechtilde
(Nun)
Mechtilde
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Birthdate: 1241 AD
Birthplace: Helfta, Eisleben, Germany
Died: November 19, 1298
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C. F. W. Walther
(Theologian)
C. F. W. Walther
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Birthdate: October 25, 1811
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Langenchursdorf, Germany
Died: May 7, 1887
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Johann von Staupitz
(Theologian)
Johann von Staupitz
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Birthdate: 1460 AD
Birthplace: Thümmlitzwalde, Grimma, Germany
Died: December 28, 1524
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Johannes Rebmann
(German Missionary and Explorer Who was the First European to Locate Mt. Kilimanjaro)
Johannes Rebmann
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Birthdate: January 16, 1820
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Gerlingen, Germany
Died: October 4, 1876

German missionary Johannes Rebmann became the first person to explore Africa from the continent’s Indian Ocean coast and also the first European to discover Mt. Kilimanjaro. Along with his associate Johann Ludwig Krapf, he also stumbled upon Mt. Kenya. His diary later revealed a lot about his experiences in Africa.

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Benno of Meissen
(Bishop of Meissen)
Benno of Meissen
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Birthdate: 1010 AD
Birthplace: Hildesheim, Germany
Died: June 16, 1106

Twelfth-century German bishop Saint Benno was imprisoned for opposing King Henry IV. Though deposed initially, he later reconciled and was restored. He is revered as the patron saint of the city of Munich and of fishermen and weavers. His images show him holding a fish with keys between its gills.

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Gottschalk Of Orbais
(Theologian)
Gottschalk Of Orbais
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Birthdate: 0808 AD
Birthplace: Mainz, Germany
Died: October 30, 0867
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Angilbert
(Saint)
Angilbert
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Birthdate: 0740 AD
Birthplace: Aachen, Germany
Died: February 18, 0814
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Bruno of Querfurt
(Bishop)
Bruno of Querfurt
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Birthdate: 0970 AD
Birthplace: Querfurt, Germany
Died: February 14, 1009
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Karl Kehrle
(Monk)
Karl Kehrle
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Birthdate: August 3, 1898
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Mittlebiberach, Germany
Died: September 1, 1996
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Saint Gotthard
(Saint)
Saint Gotthard
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Birthdate: 0960 AD
Birthplace: Bavaria, Germany
Died: May 4, 1038
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Anno II
(Saint)
Anno II
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Birthdate: 1010 AD
Birthplace: Swabia, Germany
Died: December 4, 1075
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Nicolaus Zinzendorf
(German religious leader)
Nicolaus Zinzendorf
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Birthdate: May 26, 1700
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Dresden, Germany
Died: May 9, 1760

Born into one of the noblest Austrian families, Nikolaus Zinzendorf devoted his life to the welfare of the poor. Recognized as a distinguished leader of the Moravian church and a reformer of the Pietist movement, he created a worldwide missionary network that he hoped would sustain an ecumenical Protestant movement.

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Bruno of Cologne
(Monk and Founder of the 'Carthusian' Order)
Bruno of Cologne
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Birthdate: 1030 AD
Birthplace: Cologne, Germany
Died: October 6, 1101

Bruno of Cologne was the founder of the Carthusian Order. He personally founded the first two communities of the order. Not much is known about his personal life except that he studied theology in Reims. Most likely ordained a priest in 1055, he soon became the head of the Episcopal school. He was much respected as a teacher. 

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Ulrich of Augsburg
(Saint)
Ulrich of Augsburg
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Birthdate: 0890 AD
Birthplace: Zürich, Switzerland
Died: July 4, 0973

Tenth-century bishop Ulrich of Augsburg went down in history as the first saint to be canonized by a pope. He had been a mediator in the conflict between King Otto I the Great and his rebel son Liudolf. He is revered as the patron saint of weavers, among others. 

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Saint Bruno the Great
(Archbishop)
Saint Bruno the Great
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Birthdate: 0925 AD
Birthplace: Germany
Died: October 11, 0965

Tenth-century archbishop of Cologne Saint Bruno the Great, also known as Bruno of Saxony, was the brother of Roman emperor Otto I and the youngest son of Henry the Fowler. He established countless institutions, such as the St. Pantaleon in Cologne. In Otto’s absence, Bruno served as the regent.