(Anskar; Anschar[ius]; Ansgarius; ca. 801865). Apostle of the North. B. near Corbie, N Fr.; Benedictine monk Corbie ca. 814; teacher and preacher Corvey, Westphalia, after 823; sent with an asst. by Louis* I to territory beyond the Elbe in the mid-820s in response to a request of Harold Klak (see also Denmark, Kingdom of) and to Swed. ca. 829/830 in response to a request of the king of Swed.; bp. Hamburg 832, Bremen 847. See also Sweden, Conversion of, to Christianity.
Y. Brilioth, Ansgar, Sveriges Apostel, 3d ed. (Stockholm, 1955).
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