Braulio (or Brauli)
Braulio (Or Brauli)
a Spanish prelate, succeeded his brother John as bishop of Saragossa in 627, having previously been archdeacon. He was present at the councils of Toledo in 633, 636, and 638, and died in 646. He was one of the most learned men of the age, to whom Spain was largely indebted for the revival of the study of the Scriptures and classical literature, as well as for the reformation of ecclesiastical discipline. It was owing to his persevering importunity that Isidore commenced his great work, De Etymologiis, the incomplete manuscript of which was placed, at Isidore's death, in Brauilios's hands to arrange, and was by him published in its present form; Braulis took part in the fourth, fifth, and sixth councils of Toledo, drawing up the canons of the last. He also (drew up, in the name of those there assembled, a letter to Honorius I, refuting the calumnies brought against them. His voluminous correspondence includes, letters between him and the kings Chindesvinthus and Recesvinthus, and, the bishops and presbyters of Spain and Gallia Narbonensis. He left also a Life of St. AEmilianus: — an Iambic Hymn, in honor of the same saint: — and Acta de Martyribus Caesaraugust. (Mignie, Patrol. lxxx, 639-720). See Cave, 1:579; Idlefons, de Vir. III. 12; Mabillon, Saec. Bened. 1:205; Smith, Dict. of Christ. Biog. s.v.; Landon, Eccles. Dict. s.v.; Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.