Person:Gertrude of Nivelles (1)

Gertrude of Nivelles
d.17 Mar 0659
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Name[2] Gertrude of Nivelles
Alt Name St Gertrude de Landen, Abbess of Nivelles
Gender Female
Birth? abt 0626 Landen, Liège, Wallonia, Belgium
Alt Birth? abt 0626 of, Landen, Austrasia, France
Reference Number[1] Q235619?
Death? 17 Mar 0659
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 Benedictine monastery of Nivelles in present-day Belgium. Although she was never formally canonized, in 1677 Pope Clement XII declared her universal feast day to be March 17. She is the patron saint of travelers, gardeners, and cats, and against rats and mental illness.

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  1. Gertrude of Nivelles, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. "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)