Saint Corbinian (Latin: Corbinianus; French: Corbinien; German: Korbinian; c. 670 – 8 September c. 730 AD) was a Frankish bishop. After living as a hermit near Chartres for fourteen years, he made a pilgrimage to Rome. Pope Gregory II sent him to Bavaria. His opposition to the marriage of Duke Grimoald to his brother's widow, Biltrudis, caused Corbinian to go into exile for a time. His feast day is 8 September. The commemoration of the translation of his relics is 20 November.[1]

Saint Corbinian
Saint Corbinian depicted in The Miracle of the Bear (1489) by Jan Polack. Diocesan Museum in Freising, Germany.
Bornc. 670
Châtres, Neustria (now France)
Died8 September c. 730
Freising, Kingdom of the Franks (now Germany)
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast8 September and 20 November
AttributesBear; bishop making a bear carry his luggage because it has eaten his mule; bishop with a bear and mule in the background; bishop with Duke Grimoald at his feet[1]
PatronageFreising, Germany; archdiocese of Munich and Freising, Germany[1]

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