Bavo The Merovingian

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I found him! Bavo is on the shutter of Bosch’s masterpiece. Allowin will be the name of my Tolkien Revelation.

Dreamer Jon

Saint Bavo of Ghent (also known as Bavon, Allowin, Bavonius,[1] and Baaf) (622–659) was a Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodoxsaint.


Bavo was born near Liège, to a Frankish noble family that gave him the name Allowin.[2] His father was Pippin of Landen, the Mayor of the Palace of Austrasia.

A wild, young aristocrat of Brabant [nl], he contracted a beneficial marriage, and had a daughter through it. He was a soldier[1] who led an undisciplined and disorderly life. Shortly after the death of his wife, Bavo decided to reform after hearing a sermon…

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