Pilgrim; d. Feb. 12, 1202. Ludanus (Lotten, Luden), who is venerated in the Diocese of Strasbourg, is known only through a 14th-century vita that claims that he was born in Scotland, son of a certain Duke Hiltibold, and that he made a pilgrimage to Rome after the death of his father. He died in Alsace on his return. His tomb in the church of Hipsheim is a fine example of 15th-century Alsatian sculpture, and a popular pilgrimage center of that region.
Feast: Feb. 12 or 16.
Bibliography: Bibliotheca hagiographica latina antiquae et mediae aetatis 2:5025. Acta Sanctorum Feb. 2:638–639. j. m. b. clauss, Die Heiligen des Elsass (Düsseldorf 1935). j. brauner and k. ohresser, "Der Kult des heiligen Ludanus im Elsass," Archives de l'Église d'Alsace 2 (1947–48) 13–61. m. l. hauck, "Der Bildhauer Conrad Sifer von Sinsheim …," Annales Universitatis Saraviensis. Philosophie-Lettres 9 (1960) 173–179, the tomb of Ludanus.