Adalbert, Saint

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Adalbert, Saint

(ăd`əlbərt), 956–97, bishop of Prague, b. Bohemia. He was a missionary in Russia, Prussia, and Poland and was martyred in Danzig. He is patron of Bohemia and Poland. Feast: Apr. 23.
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A bit of historyBratislava Mayor Ivo Nesrovnal, who led the event, noted as quoted by the TASR newswire that people in Bratislava have been electing their mayors and city councillors since the 13th century on Saint George's Day [April 24, as opposed to the saint's feast in the general calendar on April 23, since this date has traditionally been allocated to Saint Adalbert in the Kingdom of Hungary, which also included Slovakia for a millennium ed.
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They are The Passion of Saint Wenceslas by Gumpold of Mantua, The Life of Saint Adalbert Bishop of Prague and Martyr, The Life of the Five Brethren by Bruno of Querfurt, Lives of the Holy Hermits Zoerard the Confessor and Benedict the Martyr by Blessed Maurus Bishop of Pecs, and The Deeds of Blessed Gaudentius Bishop of Osor.