Person:Gertrude (1)

Gertrude of Nivelles
d.17 Mar 0659
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Name Gertrude of Nivelles
Alt Name St Gertrude , Abbess of Nivelles
Alt Name Gertrude [Abbesse of Nive de Landen
Alt Name Gertrude De Landen
Gender Female
Birth? abt 0626 Landen, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium
Alt Birth? ABT 626 of, Landen, Austrasia, France
Ancestral File Number 9GC9-CJ
Reference Number? 11391
Death? 17 Mar 0659
Reference Number? 9GC9CJ
Burial? Nivelles, Brabant Wallon, Wallonia, Belgium

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Saint Gertrude of Nivelles (also spelled Geretrude, Geretrudis, Gertrud) (ca. 621 – March 17, 659) was a seventh-century abbess who, with her mother Itta, founded the monastery of Nivelles in present-day Belgium. While never formally canonized, Pope Clement XII declared her universal feast day to be March 17 in 1677. She is the patron saint of travelers, gardeners and cats, and against rats and mental illness. "of Nivelles" is not a name, Surnames in this time period are an anachronism, She is simply St. Gertrude. The fact that she was Abbess of the Benedictine monastery of Nivelles does not make that her name.--Scot 12:10, 6 January 2009 (EST)

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