Title: Saint, Bishop
Dates: 642 - 690 ()
Julian of Toledo (642â€“690) was born to Jewish parents in Toledo, Hispania, but raised Christian. He was well educated at the cathedral school, was a monk and later abbot at Agali, a spiritual student of Saint Eugene II, and archbishop of Toledo. He was the first bishop to have primacy over the entire Iberian Peninsulaâ€”a position he has been accused of securing by being complicit in 680 in the supposed poisoning of Wamba, king of the Visigothsâ€”and he helped centralize the Iberian Church in Toledo. His elevation to the position of primate of the Visigothic church was a source of great unhappiness among the kingdom’s clergy.