This St. Adalbert was a Benedictine monk sent as a missionary to Russia. A coup resulted in a deadly pagan attack on the would-be missionaries, and Adalbert was instead named abbot and bishop. In the latter capacity, Adalbert worked to evangelize the Slavs. He died in 981.
Adalbert of Magdeburg
Short biography.
St. Adalbert
Apostle of the Slavs. Monk, missionary to Russia, abbot, and bishop of Magdeburg, d. 981. Biography in the Catholic Encyclopedia.
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