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Kilian of Würzburg

(Chiliam; Cilian; Killena; Killian; Kyllena; Kyllina ca. 640–ca. 689). “Apostle of Franconia”; b. probably Mullagh, Co. Cavan, Ireland; bp.; to court of Gozbert, Thuringian duke at Würzburg; did miss. work in Franconia (e.g., at Heilbronn) and Thuringia; converted Gozbert and persuaded him to separate from Geilana, his brother's widow; in revenge, Geilana had Kilian murdered. See also Celtic Church, 9; Germany, A 1.


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