Wynfrith


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Noun1.Wynfrith - (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faithWynfrith - (Roman Catholic Church) Anglo-Saxon missionary who was sent to Frisia and Germany to spread the Christian faith; was martyred in Frisia (680-754)
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
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Originally known as Wynfrith, he was given the name Bonifacio (good deeds) by Pope Gregory II, who made him the first archbishop of Mainz.
680-June 5, 754) was born Winfrid, Wynfrith or Wynfryth in the kingdom of Wessex, probably at Crediton, now in Devon.
Yet according to the historian Christopher Dawson, Boniface (or Wynfrith, to give him his Anglo-Saxon name) was actually the greatest Englishman of all.