Wigbert, Saint

Wigbert, Saint the first abbot of Fritzlar, was a native of England. In 734, when Boniface had become bishop of Mayence, he invited Wigbert to come to Germany, and take charge of the Fritzlar abbey. Under the new abbot the school soon became famous. Wigbert died in 747. See Servatus Lupus, Vita S. Wigberti, Abbatis Fritzlariensis, in Mabillon, Acta Benedict. 3:671 sq.; Miracula Wigberti, edited by Waitz in Pertz, Monumenta Hist. German. 6:227 sq.; Rettberg, Kirchengeschichte Deutschlands, 1:593 sq.; Wattenbach, Deutschlands Geschichtsquellen in Mittelalter, 4th ed. 1:195; Ebert, Geschichte der Literatur des Mittelalters, 2:206; Hahn, Bonifaz und Lul, page 141 sq.; Plitt-Herzog, Real-Encyklop. s.v.; Lichtenberger, Entyclop. des Sciences Religieuses, s.v. (B.P.)

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