|St. Leutwinus (Liutwin) DE TRÈVES Archbishop of Trèves & Laon
St. Leutwinus (Liutwin) DE TRÈVES Archbishop of Trèves & Laon
- Born: Abt 660
- Died: 29 Sep 722, Reims, Champagne-Ardenne, France
Founded an abbey in Mettlach. He was Archbishop of Treves and Laon.. His feast day is September 23. He is the patron saint of Mettlach parish and his relics are carried by procession at the annual Pentecost celebration through the town.He is the son of Saint Warinus, the paternal grandson of Saint Sigrada and his uncle was Saint Leodegarius.
Leudwinus was born a Frankish nobleman and was a member of one of the most powerful clans in Austrasia. He was t In 697, Leudwinus signed the Deed of Echternach with his uncle.he son of Warinus, Count of Poitiers and Gunza of Metz. Lambert of Maastricht was his kinsman. His Frankish name is Liutwin.
Leudwinus spent his early life at the royal court of Austrasia. He was styled Count of Treves.
He received his education from his maternal uncle, Saint Basinus, Archbishop of Treves.
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Leutwinus married Willigarde AGILOLFINGES Dame de Trèves, daughter of Theodo V AGILOLFINGES and Folchaid VON SALZBURG. (Willigarde AGILOLFINGES Dame de Trèves was born about 666 in Bayern.)