Sigfrid of Sweden
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|Apostle of Sweden|
|Attributes||travelling in a ship with two fellow bishops; baptizing King Olaf of Sweden; bishop menaced by devils; bishop carrying three severed heads; bishop carrying three loaves of bread (misrepresentation of the heads)|
Saint Sigfrid (Sigfried, Siegfrid, Siegfried, Sigfridus, Sigurd) (Glastonbury, England, – Växjö, 1045) was a Benedictine monk and bishop in Sweden; he converted king Olof Skötkonung in 1008. His feast day is 15 February.
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- Sigfrid at Patron Saints Index
- 15 February saints at SaintPatrickDC.org (a list of saints at the website of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Washington D.C.)
- Orthodox church article
- Cf. Erik Gustaf Geijer, Geschichte Schwedens [Svenska folkets historia; German]: 6 vols., Swen Peter Leffler (trl., vols. 1-3), Friedrich Ferdinand Carlson (trl., vols. 4-6) and J. E. Peterson (co-trl., vol. 4), Hamburg and Gotha: Friedrich Perthes, 1832-1887, (Geschichte der europaeischen Staaten, Arnold Hermann Ludwig Heeren, Friedrich August Ukert, and (as of 1875) Wilhelm von Gieselbrecht (eds.); No. 7), vol. 1 (1832), p. 121. No ISBN.
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