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Burchard, Saint, Bishop of Würzburg, -753 or 754

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    • Burchardus, Saint, Bishop of Würzburg, -753 or 754
    • Burgheard, Saint, Bishop of Würzburg, -753 or 754
    • Burhheard, Saint, Bishop of Würzburg, -753 or 754
    • Burkard, Saint, Bishop of Würzburg, -753 or 754
    • Burkardus, Saint, Bishop of Würzburg, -753 or 754
    • Burkhard, Saint, Bishop of Würzburg, -753 or 754
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        (edtf) [0753,0754]
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    • Burchard, Saint, Bishop of Würzburg, d. 753 or 754
  • Sources

    • found: Leben und Wirken des hl. Burkhard, c1986:t.p. (hl. Burkhard) p. 214 (Leben des hl. Burchard)
    • found: New Catholic encyclopedia, 2003:(Burchard of Würzburg, St., d. Germany, 753 or 754)
    • found: Die Lebensbeschreibungen Bischof Burchards von Würzburg, 2005:p. 1 (heilige Burchard von Würzburg; Anglo-Saxon form of name Burhheard, Latinized as Burchardus or Burkardus; Anglo-Saxon; close collaborator and student of St. Boniface, who in 742 consecrated Burchard 1st Bishop of Würzburg) p. 16 (probably d. 2 Feb. 753 in Würzburg; the later Vita only source to report that he laid down his office, but is contradicted by nearly contemporary source that says that Burchard d. before St. Boniface, who d. 5 June 754; no other source supports report of resignation)
    • found: New Catholic encyclopedia, c2003, viewed online 8 Dec. 2011(Burchard of Würzburg, St.; Burkardus; Burkard; bishop; b. England; d. Germany 753 or 754; left England, probably 735, to become disciple and collaborator of St. Boniface, Apostle of Germany; Boniface made Burchard Bishop of Würzburg 741 or 742)
    • found: Lexikon des Mittelalters, 1977-1988(Burchard, hl., Bf. von Würzburg 742-753; Old English Burgheard; d. 2 Feb. 753 (754 unlikely); his resignation is surely [only] legendary)
    • found: Walsh, M.J. A new dictionary of saints, 2007(Burchard of Würzburg, bishop; b. Wessex, d. Germany, c. 754)
    • found: The book of saints, 2002(Burchard of Würzburg (St); d. ?754; Anglo-Saxon monk from Wessex, England; became 1st Bishop of Würzburg in 741; allegedly resigned in 753 to become a monk at Homburg before d.)
    • found:, 8 Dec. 2011(Burkard; also Burkhard or Old English Burgheard; saint; b. ca. 683; d. 754 or 755 in Homburg am Main; d. date also given as 753; Bishop of Würzburg 741-753 or 754; according to tradition, laid down official duties in 753 or 754, became a recluse in Homburg am Main, where d. the next year)
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    • 2008-02-15: new
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