Saint Ethelbert of Kent – Saint of the Day – February 24

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St. Ethelbert of Kent Biography

Saint Ethelbert of Kent Profile. Born: 552 AD in the United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in Canterbury. Died: 24 February 616 in Canterbury, England. Feast Day is celebrated on February 24.

The Memorial of Saint Ethelbert of Kent – Saint of the Day

St. Ethelbert of Kent Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date

Date of Birth 552 AD
Country of Birth The United Kingdom in Europe
Matrimony/Holy Orders Saints who were Married
Profession Missionary
Place of Work Canterbury
Date of Death 24 February 616
Place of Death Canterbury, England
Feast Day February 24
Beatification Beatified by N/A
Canonization Canonized by Pre-Congregation
Patron Saint of N/A

St. Ethelbert of Kent Biography

St. Ethelbert of Kent was the son of Eormenric and the grandson of Hengist the Saxon conqueror of Britain. He was raised as a pagan and later became the King of Kent in 560 AD. However, he was defeated by Ceawlin of Wessex at the battle of Wimbledon in 568 AD ending his trials to rule the entire Britan territories.

He married the Christian Bertha, daughter of Charibert the King of the Franks where they had three children one being Saint Ethelburgh of Kent. Ethelbert then converted to Christianity and was baptized by Saint Augustine of Canterbury in 597 AD. His baptism led to the baptism of 10000 Countrymen within a few months and he supported Augustine in his missionary work in the region.

St. Ethelbert of Kent
St. Ethelbert of Kent


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