World History Minute: The mystery behind St. Patrick (Mar. 17, 460s AD)

World History Minute: The mystery behind St. Patrick (Mar. 17, 460s AD)
World History Minute: The mystery behind St. Patrick (Mar. 17, 460s AD)

World History Minute: The mystery behind St. Patrick (Mar. 17, 460s AD)

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St. Patrick died on this date in the year 461. Well, maybe. The month and day are pretty certain. The year could be 460, or even 493. We have only two documents that Patrick himself wrote. Much of what we think we know about him comes from tradition. Historian John Schmidt tells us what we do and don’t really know about St. Patrick. (Photo: Flickr/marylove)