Wulfram (d. early eighth century) + Bishop and missionary Born at Milly. France, he was the son of Fuldert, a courtier in the service of the Frankish king Dagobert (r. 623-639). Wulfram served in the Court of KingThierry (r. 670-687) of Neustria (parts of l:rancc). Ordained a priest, he was appointed bishop of Sens, replacing the rightful occupant of the see, St. Amatus, who was then in exile. Owing to the controversy, Wulfram resigned after two-and-one-half years and set out to preach among the Frisians. With a group of monks, he converted many Frisians, including the son of the pagan ruler Radbod, before finally returning to Fontenelle, France, where he died. Feast day: March 20.
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