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Feastday: April 30

Patron of swimmers, boaters, drowning victims, Vernon

Death: 1131


A Norman lord, master of Vernonsur-Seine, who distinguished himself in the First Crusade. He was captured by the Muslims during the campaign but managed to escape from slavery. He returned to France and entered the abbey of Tiron. There he became a recluse, remaining recollected until his death of April 30.


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