Lambert

c.635-c.700. Bishop, monk, and missionary. Some uncertainty surrounds the exact dates of his life, but sometime around 670 he became bishop of Maestricht. Although bishop until his death, he was for political reasons exiled from the monastery of Stavelot which served as the headquarters for his see. During the exile he traveled as a missionary. He is sometimes known under the name “Landebertus the Martyr,” since some sources claim that he met a violent and bloody death. The exact causes are unknown; one conjecture involves the rebuke of Pepin of Heristal, mayor of the palace, for adultery. After his death the see was transferred to Liège.