Saint Maximian of Ravenna

Saint Maximian of RavennaAlso known as

  • Maximianus

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Bishop of Ravenna, Italy in 546 by Pope Vigilius with the support of Emperor Justinian; the choice was initially so unpopular that the Maximian had to live outside the city walls for a while. Built the basilica of Saint Vitalis, and either built or renovated many other churches. Commissioned a number of illuminated manuscripts, and made sure that the text were updated with the most authoritative versions. May have been the first Latin bishop to use the title archbishop.

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Died

  • 556 of natural causes

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Maximian of Ravenna“. Saints.SQPN.com. 31 January 2014. Web. 29 August 2014. <>