Person:Hubertus (1)

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Name Hubertus
Gender Male
Birth[1] bet abt 0656 and 0658 Toulouse, Toulouse Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France
Death[1] 30 May 0727 Tervuren, Brabant, Belgium
Reference Number? Q159834?

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Saint Hubertus or Hubert ( 656 – 30 May 727</small>) became Bishop of Liège in 708 AD. He is a Christian saint who is the patron saint of hunters, mathematicians, opticians, and metalworkers. Known as the Apostle of the Ardennes, he was called upon, until the early 20th century, to cure rabies through the use of the traditional St Hubert's Key.

Saint Hubertus was widely venerated during the Middle Ages. The iconography of his legend is entangled with the legend of Saint Eustace. The Bollandists published seven early lives of Hubertus (Acta Sanctorum, November, i., 759–930 AD); the first of these was the work of a contemporary, though it is very sparing of details.

He died 30 May 727 AD in or near a place called (in Latin) Fura. In the later Middle Ages, this place was identified as Tervuren near Brussels, Belgium, but recent scholarship considers Voeren/Fourons, between Maastricht and Liège, the likelier place. His feast day is November 3.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Hubertus, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.