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Feastday: April 24
Birth: 639
Death: 729
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Egbert is 8th. Century An English monk of Lindisfarne, he was anxious to go on the mission to Germany. His destiny, however, was less heroic but quite important. Settling on Iona, he succeeded in persuading the monks to adopt the roman usage over the celebration of Easter - a task which took thirteen years of gentle persuasion. His Feast day is April 24th.

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