Fergustus Pictus

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Fergustus Pictus or Fergus the Pict was a Scoto-Pictish bishop who is recorded as attending a council organized by Pope Gregory II in 721. He is recorded as "Fergustus episcopus Scotiae Pictus", or "Fergus the Pict, Bishop of Ireland".[1] He is often identified with the Scottish Saint Fergus, and with the Fregus of the Vita Sancti Kentigerni, but the only evidence for this is the name, a name which, either as Fergus or Urgust, just happened to be one of the most popular names in the Scotland and Ireland of the Dark Ages.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ William Forbes Skene (ed.), Celtic Scotland, (Edinburgh, 1887), vol. ii., p. 232, n. 145.

References[edit]

  • Boyle, Alexander, "Notes on Scottish Saints," in The Innes Review, Spring 1981, p. 78
  • Skene, William F. (ed.), Celtic Scotland, (Edinburgh, 1887)