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Florinus

Florinus von Vintschgau was born as son of an Anglo-Saxon in the South Tyrolean Vintschgau (Val Venosta, Trentino) and died in 856 in Remus in the Lower Engadine. The name means "the bloomer", his day of death and commemoration is 17 November. Florinus worked in the 9th century at the church of St. Peter in Remus. The legend tells of numerous miracles. For example, he presented an old woman with mass wine for her sick husband. When he filled the goblet with water, it turned into wine at the altar. He is the patron saint of the Lower Engadin and Vintschgau and is worshipped by the winegrowers there, among others. See also under wine saints.

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