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Martyrs of Ebsdorf

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Feastday: February 2
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Members of the army of Duke St. Bruno, who led the forces of King Louis III against invading Norsemen. At Luneberg and at Ebsdorf in Saxony, Germany, the Norsemen killed Bruno and his companions on a frozen heath. Four bishops, eleven nobles, and countless others died repelling the pagan assaults.

A group of four bishops, eleven noblemen, and companions led by St. Bruno. They were slain by Norsemen while serving in the army of King Louis III of France. These martyrs died at Luneberg Heath, at Ebsdorf, Saxony, in modem Germany, repelling the Norse assault.

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