Hildegrim of Châlons
Like his brother Ludger, Hildegrim was of Christian Frisian noble descent. He presumably stayed at the Bendedictine abbey of Monte Cassino and received a thorough liberal arts education at the Utrecht Cathedral School, founded by Bishop Gregory, and in York under Alcuin. Mentioned as deacon in 793, he was ordained a priest three years later.
He is also traditionally given as the first Bishop of Halberstadt, a position now discounted by scholars; nevertheless, Hildegrim is known to have been active in spreading Christianity as a missionary into the Osterwieck and Halberstadt region after the Saxon Wars of Charlemagne.
- Also Hildegrin, Hildigrin, Hildegrimus, Hildigrimus.
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