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What nationality was St. Patrick?

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May 13, 2015 6:43PM

He was born in Roman Britain, probably Scotland, of parents who were Roman citizens.

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January 05, 2018 1:45AM

It is thought that Patrick's original name was Maelwyn Succat and he was a British Celt possibly born in Wales around 387. Britain was a Roman colony until around 409 AD when the last legions left. That would have made him a Roman citizen.The Celtic Britons had adopted many aspects of Roman culture and were referred to as 'Romanized Britons'. In today's terms he would be a Welshman.

For more detailed information on St. Patrick, you can read his autobiography "Confession" online. See the Related Link below for a direct link to St. Patrick's biography.
No. Patrick was born in Britain of romanized British (Celtic) parentage.

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June 15, 2015 12:07AM

Patrick was born Maewyn Succat in Roman Britain, probably Scotland, to parents who were Roman citizens.