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Ansgar

[ans-gahr] /ˈæns gɑr/
noun
1.
Saint ("Apostle of the North") 801–865, French Benedictine priest and missionary: patron saint of Scandinavia.
Also, Anskar
[an-skahr] /ˈæn skɑr/ (Show IPA)
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  • Ansgar started in the year of 830, accompanied by Witmar, also of the Corvey convent.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • In 846, Bremen was united to Hamburg and Ansgar was made archbishop.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church Alexander Clarence Flick
  • So I sat in the church of Ansgar among the other heathen and heard somewhat.

    Wulfric the Weapon Thane

    Charles W. Whistler
  • Accordingly in 829 Ansgar, expelled from Denmark, went to Sweden where he laboured two years with some success.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church Alexander Clarence Flick
  • In 848 Ansgar made a pompous visit to Sweden again with costly presents and letters, and reopened the field for missionary work.

    The Rise of the Mediaeval Church Alexander Clarence Flick
  • Ansgar was successful in the proceedings, and his cause was then brought before the Thing (or Assembly) for deliberation.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • After having built churches and baptized a great number, Ansgar returned home, leaving behind Erimbert, a relative of Gauzberts.

    Sweden Victor Nilsson
  • Father Ansgar was dead of the strange swift pestilence that was called in 1348 the Black Death.

  • William retired to Berkhamsted, and is said to have sent a private message to Ansgar asking for his support.

    The Story of London Henry B. Wheatley

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