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Feastday: April 7
Death: 180

A Jewish convert to Christianity, considered the Father of Church History. Born in Jerusalem, Hegesippus spent twenty years in Rome. He was the first to record the succession of popes from St. Peter to St. Eleutherius. Only a fragment of his work remains. Hegesippus returned to Jerusalem in 177 after visiting most of the important Christan churches, and he died there.


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