Ampelius (bishop of Milan)

Archbishop of Milan
Church Roman Catholic Church
Appointed 671
Term ended 676
Predecessor Maurilius
Successor Mansuetus
Feast day July 7
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church

Ampelius (Latin: Ampelius, Italian: Ampelio) was Archbishop of Milan from 671 to 676. He is honoured as a saint in the Catholic Church.[1]


Almost nothing is known about the life and the episcopate of Ampelius. He ruled the diocese of Milan in a period marked by the troubles due to the Lombards. Ampelius is remembered as man able to do miracles, but we have no detail about his acts.[2]

Goffredo da Bussero in the 15th century informs us that his feast day was the 8 February, possibly the date of his death.[1] His feast day is now celebrated on July 7 in the Roman Rite and on July 8 in the Ambrosian Rite.[3] He was buried in the Basilica of St. Simplician where his relics are still venerated under the main altar.[2]


  1. 1 2 Cazzani, Eugenio (1996). Vescovi e arcivescovi di Milano (in Italian). Milano: Massimo. pp. 55–56. ISBN 88-7030-891-X.
  2. 1 2 Casari, Mario (1987). "Ampelio, santo". Dizionario della Chiesa Ambrosiana (in Italian). 1. Milano: NED. p. 140. ISBN 88-7023-102-X.
  3. Magnoli, Claudio, ed. (2010). Celebrazioni dei santi. Messale ambrosiano quotidiano (in Italian). 4. Milano: Centro Ambrosiano. p. 582. ISBN 978-88-8025-763-9.

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