Saint Bruno of Würzburg

statue of Saint Bruno of Würzburg, artist unknown, Alte Mainbrücke, Würzburg, GermanyMemorial


Son of Duke Conrad of Carinthia and the Baroness Matilda. Nephew of Pope Gregory V. Cousin to emperor Conrad II, and later a counselor to him. Great-nephew of Saint Bruno of Querfort. Younger than average when ordained. Bishop of Würzburg, Germany in 1033. Built the Cathedral of Saint Killian from his personal funds, and several parish churches in his diocese. Noted scholar and author, his best known work being a commentary on the Psalms. Peacemaker who ended the siege of Milan, Italy. Joined emperor Henry III on campaign against the Hungarians. Earned the popular title of Father of the poor through his charity.


  • 26 May 1045 in Persenberg (Bosenburg) (in modern Austria) when a building collapsed
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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Bruno of Würzburg“. CatholicSaints.Info. 31 January 2019. Web. 29 November 2020. <>