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Tozzo, St.


Bishop of Augsburg; d. c. 777, probably at Augsburg. As a Benedictine monk of Murbach, Tozzo (Tosso) according to legend was instrumental in gaining recognition for magnus (first abbot of Füssen) from wikterp, bishop of Augsburg, who ordered Tozzo to conduct Magnus to Füssen. After helping him to establish a church and monastery there, Tozzo labored nearby at Waltenhofen as a parish priest. Tozzo succeeded Wikterp as bishop of Augsburg c. 772. Nothing is known of his administration. He was buried in the church of St. afra in Augsburg. Tozzo is usually represented with a torch in hand.

Feast: Jan. 16.

Bibliography: a. zimmermann, Lexikon für Theologie und Kirche, ed. m. buchberger, 10 v. (Freiburg 193038) 10:242. m. coens, "La Vie de S. Magne de Füssen, par Otloh de Saint-Emmeran," b. de gaiffier, Analecta Bollandiana 81 (1963) 159227; "Une Vie-panégyrique de saint Magne de Füssen," ibid. 321332. f. zoepfl, Das Bistum Augsburg und seine Bischöfe im Mittelalter (Munich 1956).

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