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Kilian

The sainted Roman Catholic missionary was born in Mullagh, Ireland, and died as a martyr in 689 Würzburg where he probably (in the sources this is stated differently) the episcopate exercised. Of the Celtic Name means "man in the cell", his day of remembrance is the 8th of July. He came from the legendary tradition of a noble iro-Scottish family. Kilian joined the monastery rule of Columban and initially sought solitude. Later, he studied the sciences of his time and eventually made a pilgrimage to Rome to obtain confirmation of his inner mission as a messenger of faith. He is considered the patron of winemakers in Franconia, in the Franconian national anthem "Wohlauf, the air is fresh and pure" it says: "The patron Kilian brings us something fine ". After the saint is probably the hybrid Kiliansrebe been named. See also below wine gods and wine Saints,

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