Armel (France)

Armel (France)


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Armel (France)

  • Breton old "arzhel", made of "artz" the bear, and "maël", the prince.
  • In the 6th century, a monk from Wales, Arzhel prince of the bear, arrived in Armorica to found a monastery. He became famous for his miracles and the King of the Franks Childebert I brought him to his court. He left his name to the town of Saint-Armel in the Ille-et-Vilaine where he died, and to the abbey of Pluarzel he founded.
  • His birthday: August 16th.
  • Its derivatives: Armaël, Armelle, Ermel.