Adomnán of Iona, Adamnan, Adomnanus, Adamnanus
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Adomnán of Iona

Date of Birth: c. 625

Place of Birth: County Donegal, Ireland

Date of Death: 704

Place of Death: Iona Abbey, Scotland

Biography

Adomnán was an Irish monk, who in 679 became the Abbot of Iona, the foremost Irish monastery in Scotland. He is best known as the author of a life of Saint Columba, founder of Iona, and of a treatise of law, the Cain Adomnan.

Primary Sources of Information

Bede, Ecclesiastical history of the English people, ed. J. …

Cite this page
Tolan, John, “Adomnán of Iona, Adamnan, Adomnanus, Adamnanus”, in: Christian-Muslim Relations 600 - 1500, General Editor David Thomas. Consulted online on 17 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-8054_cmri_COM_23459>
First published online: 2010



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