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Feastday: September 15

Death: 7th century


Benedictine abbot and possibly a bishop. Best known and revered in the area of Rouen, France, he was a monk and later abbot of the monastery of Valery-sur-Some. As such, Ribert would have served as the regional bishop of Normandy and Picardy. Feast day: September 15.


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