Saint Ludolf of Ratzeburg

Saint Ludolf of RatzeburgAlso known as

  • Ludolph



Praemonstratensian canon of the cathedral of Ratzeburg (modern Landkreis Herzogtum Lauenburg), Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. Priest. Noted preacher. Bishop of Ratzeburg in 1236. Imprisoned, severely beaten and exiled by Duke Albert Urso of Lauenburg, Saxony for defending the cathedra and preventing the Duke from confiscating its property. He was taken in by Duke John of Mecklenburg, but his injuries were so severe that he did not survive long. Martyr.



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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Ludolf of Ratzeburg“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 January 2019. Web. 25 January 2021. <>