Falco of Maastricht

Saint Falco of Maastricht
Died 512
Venerated in Catholic Church
Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast 20 February Traditional Catholic Calendar

Saint Falco, sometimes: Falco of Maastricht or of Tongeren, (died 512)[1] was according to tradition bishop of Maastricht from 495 until 512. He is also venerated as a Roman Catholic saint.

In Medieval hagiography he is hardly noted. Yet, Falco is the first bishop of Maastricht, after Servatius, who is securly documented.[2] He is mentioned in an undated letter sent by Saint Remigius, in which Remigius complains about Falco usurping certain rights in Mouzon.[3] He allegedly attended the Council of Auvergne (535)[4] and the Fifth Council of Orléans.[5]

His feast day is 20 February, which he shares with Eucharius I, traditionally his predecessor as bishop of Maastricht.


  1. "Saint Falco of Maastricht" saints.sqpn.com
  2. Frans Theuws, Mayke de Jong and Carine van Rhijn, Topographies of power in the early Middle Ages (2001), p.164
  3. Régis de la Haye, De bisschoppen van Maastricht (1985), p.39
  4. Catholic Encyclopedia of 1913
  5. Christian Settipani, Les ancêtres de Charlemagne (1989)
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