Liutwin of Trier, St.

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Founder, bishop; d. Reims, Sept. 29, 717722. Liutwin was descended from Frankish nobility that had considerable prerogatives under the carolingians. In 690 Liutwin founded his monastery of Mettlach. Upon the death of his uncle, Basinus, in 705, he succeeded to his See of trier. He also became bishop of the dioceses of reims and Laon, probably through the grace of charles martel (716741). Liutwin's son Milo succeeded him as bishop of Trier and of Reims. Liutwin was buried at Mettlach; his remains were translated some time after 1483. His life was written by thiofrid of echternach (Monumenta Germaniae Historica: Scriptores [Berlin 1826] 15:12611268).

Feast: Sept. 29.

Bibliography: l. duchesne, Fastes épiscopaux de l'ancienne Gaule, 3 v. (2d ed. Paris 190715) v. 3. Bibliotheca hagiographica latina antiquae et mediae aetatis, 2 v. (Brussels 18981901) 2:49554959. a. m. zimmermann, Kalendarium Benedictinum: Die Heiligen und Seligen des Benediktinerorderns und seiner Zweige, 4 v. (Metten 193338) 3:115116. e. ewig, "Milo et eiusmodi similes," Sankt Bonifatius: Gedenkgabe zum zwölfhundertsten Todestag (Fulda 1954) 412440.

[g. j. donnelly]