Thiofrid of Echternach

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For the martyr, see Theofrid.

Thiofrid[1] (died 1110) was the Benedictine abbot of Echternach Abbey, and writer of works in several different areas. He is one of the few medieval writers to discuss the cult of relics, in his Flores epytaphii sanctorum.[2]

He wrote on Willibrord;[3] in connection with the link between Walcheren, where a church was dedicated to Willibrord, and Echternach. Thiofrid travelled to Frisia to mediate between the inhabitants and a son of Baldwin of Flanders.[4]


  • Hans-Joachim Reischmann (editor and translator) (1989), Willibrord, Apostel der Friesen: Seine Vita nach Alkuin und Thiofrid
  • Gernot Wieland, The Hermeneutic Style of Thiofrid of Echternach, pp. 27–45, in Sian Echard and Gernot R. Wieland (editors), Anglo-Latin and its Heritage: Essays in Honour of A.G. Rigg on his 64th Birthday (2001)
  • Michele Ferrari, Gold und Asche. Reliquie und Reliquiare als Medien in Thiofrid von Echternachs ‘Flores epytaphii sanctorum’, pp. 61–74. in Bruno Reudenbach and Gia Toussaint (editors) Reliquiare im Mittelalter (2005)


  1. ^ Theofried, Thiofridus Epternacensis or Efternacensis, Theofridus, Théofroy.
  2. ^ Chris Lewis, Simon Barton, IV Central Middle Ages Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature (1997) 81 (1), pp. 22–36.
  3. ^,
  4. ^ Elizabeth van Houts, Herward and Flanders, p. 206, in Michael Lapidge (editor), Anglo-Saxon England (2000), .

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