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Saint Rimbert (or Rembert) (Flanders, 830 – 11 June 888 in Bremen) was archbishop of Bremen-Hamburg from 865 until his death.

A monk in Turholt (Torhout), he shared a missionary trip to Scandinavia with his friend Ansgar, whom he later succeeded as archbishop in Hamburg-Bremen in 865.[1] He also wrote a biography about Ansgar, Vita Ansgari.

Rimbert is revered as a saint particularly in Friesland. His feast day is 4 February. After Ansgar, epithetised the Apostle of the North, Rimbert is revered as the Second Apostle of the North, besides the missionary Sigfrid of Sweden. Lutherans likewise honor Johannes Bugenhagen.[2]


  1. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "St. Rimbert". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. 
  2. ^ Wikisource-logo.svg "Hamburg". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913. ; 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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Born: around 830 in Flanders Died: 11 June 888 in Bremen
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Archbishop of Bremen-Hamburg
Succeeded by