1st to 10th Centuries CE

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1st to 10th Centuries CE


The Abelites were a small, fourth-century Christian sect in Hippo, North Africa which practiced sexual abstinence, although members were required to be married (this was because the Bible m... [more]


In Tamil Nadu tradition, Andal was a girl (by some considered to be a manifestation of the goddess Bhoodevi) found under a tulsi bush in the flower garden of the temple of Vishnu at Srivill... [more]

Bede, the Venerable

Bede was sent to a monastery at the age of seven (see Oblates) and ordained a priest aged 30. He is most famous for his Historia Ecclesiastica Gentis Anglorum, a history of the conversion o... [more]

Boson of Arles

Boson was born before 850, the son of Buwin, Count of Ardennes. His father made him governor of Lombardy and in 879 Boson convened the nobility of Provence and had himself elected King of P... [more]

Childebert II

Childebert was the son of King Sigibert I and Brunhilde. In the chaos of sixth-century France, Sigibert and his brothers, Gontran (Guntram), king of Burgundy, and Chilpéric, king of Soisson... [more]

Childebert III Adoptivus

Childebert is usually reckoned to be the natural son of Grimoald I, the mayor of the palace of King Sigibert III of Austriasia (the region of present-day France around Metz), who adopted hi... [more]

Chosroes II

Chosroes was the son of King Hormizd IV, in whose overthrow and assassination in 590 he participated. After his father's death he escaped to the Byzantine Empire and was adopted by Emperor ... [more]

Cosmas Melodus

Cosmas was adopted by the father of St. John of Damascus, and educated by a monk also named Cosmas. Cosmas the younger became Bishop of Maïuma in 735. He is remembered for his poetry in hon... [more]

Heiric of Auxerre

An oblate , Heiric entered the monastery of St. Germanus of Auxerre at the age of about seven. Except for some periods away studying at Ferrières and Soissons, he remained there, teaching ... [more]

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