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Saint Gall

Alternate uses: see St. Gallen for the city and Canton of St. Gallen

Saint Gall or Gallus (c. 550 - c. 646) was a disciple and companion of Saint Columbanus on his mission from Ireland to the continent. In 612, when Columbanus traveled on from Bregenz, he had to remain behind due to illness and was nursed at Arbon.

He later remained in the region and built a cell.

He died around 646-650 in Arbon. The Abbey of St. Gall in Switzerland is named after him and his feast celebrated on 16 October.

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