Áed Dub mac Colmáin
Áed Dub mac Colmáin or Áed(h) of Kildare is a former King of Leinster, and an Irish saint, commemorated by Colgan under date of 4 January; but much obscurity attaches to his life-work. The Annals of the Four Masters and the Annals of Ulster agree in the account of this monarch, who resigned his crown and eventually became Bishop of Kildare. Under the name of Aidus, a Latinized form of Áed, his name is to be found in several martyrologies. The year of his death was 639, according to the corrected chronology of the "Annals of Ulster." Colgan tells us that he resigned the throne of Leinster in 591 (really, 592), and entered the great monastery of Kildare, where he served God for forty-eight years, becoming successively abbot of Kildare and bishop of Kildare. His episcopate was from about 630 to 639. He must not be confounded with Áed Finn, king of Ossory, known as "Áed the cleric," who was a contemporary, and resigned the throne of Ossory for a monastic cell. St. Áed of Leinster is styled Áed Dub, from his dark features, whilst Áed of Ossory was fair, hence the affix finn (fionn = fair). Another St. Áed is venerated on 3 May.
How would Áed Dub mac Colmáin be described?
Áed Dub mac Colmáin would be described as King of Leinster and saint.
What is the gender of Áed Dub mac Colmáin?
Áed Dub mac Colmáin is male.
When died Áed Dub mac Colmáin?
Áed Dub mac Colmáin died 639-1-1.
What is the citizenship or nationality of Áed Dub mac Colmáin?
Áed Dub mac Colmáin is Ireland.
What is Áed Dub mac Colmáin subject of?
Áed Dub mac Colmáin is subject of 7th-century bishops, 639 deaths, 6th-century Irish monarchs, 7th-century Christian saints, 7th-century Irish people, Irish abbots, Year of birth unknown, People from County Kildare, Bishops of Kildare, Pre-diocesan bishops in Ireland and Medieval saints of Leinster.