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This name derives from the Old High German name “Sebald / Siegbald,” composed of two Ancient Germanic elements: “*seʒiz / sigis” (victory) plus “*balðraz” (power, strength, brave one, bold, able-bodied). St. Sebaldus of Nuremberg († VIII century) was a son of a Danish chieftain who had settled in England. Missionary in the Reichswald area of Germany, working with Saint Willibald of Eichstatt, Saint Winibald, and Saint Boniface. The popular preacher who converted many, he later retired near Nuremberg, Germany where he would alternate life as a prayerful hermit and then an enthusiastic evangelist. He is revered as the patron saint of Nuremberg.
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