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Saint Baglan was a 6th century hermit who lived at Baglan in South Wales.

Baglan is said, on doubtful evidence, to have been a Breton prince, the son of Ithel Hael. He studied at Saint Illtud's monastic school at Llantwit Major and later travelled to the Vale of Neath as a missionary. He founded the church at Baglan and lived in a cell adjoining it.

He should not be confused with the early 7th century Saint Baglan ap Dingad, founder of the church at Llanfaglan, near Caernarfon.


 

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