Saint Brendan and the Whale


Fundación Elkano

Fundación Elkano
Getaria, Spain

Brendan de Clonfert pictured in ''Manuscriptum translationis germanicae" from the 15th century.

Brendan of Clonfert (c. AD 484 – c. 577), called "the Navigator", "the Voyager", "the Anchorite", and "the Bold", is one of the early Irish monastic saints and one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland. He is primarily renowned for his legendary quest to the "Isle of the Blessed", also denominated "Saint Brendan's Island".


  • Title: Saint Brendan and the Whale
  • Date: 1460
  • Location: Germany
  • Type: Book illustration
  • Original Source: Universidad de Augsburgo
  • External Link: Wikimedia Commons

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