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Bishop and missionary, also listed as Robert of Hrodbert.
A member of a noble Frankish family, he was appointed bishop of Worms, Germany, and then dedicated
himself to spreading the faith among the Germans. With the patronage of Duke Thedo of Bavaria, he
took over the deserted town of luvavum about 697, which was renamed Salzburg, Austria. Rupert
founded a church, a monastery, and a school; brought in groups of missionaries; and established a
nunnery at Nonnberg with his sister, Eerentrudis, serving as the first abbess. He died at Salzburg
and is venerated as the first archbishop of this major diocese in the West. Rupert is revered as the
Apostle of Bavaria and Austria.
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