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The Abbey of the Saviour (Italian: Abbadia San Salvatore) is an abbey in the Tuscan town of Abbadia San Salvatore which is named after the Abbey. The traditional account of its origin indicates that the Lombard king Ratchis founded the Abbey in AD 743. An abbey (from the Latin abbatia, which is derived from the Syriac abba, father), is a Christian monastery or convent, under the government of an Abbot or an Abbess, who serve as the spiritual father or mother of the community. ... A flowered corn field in Tuscany. ... Country Italy Region Tuscany Province Province of Siena (SI) Mayor Elevation 822 m Area 58. ... Ratchis was duke of Friuli (739-744) and king of the Lombards (744-749). ... Events Umayyad caliph Hisham ibn Abd al-Malik (724-743) succeeded by al-Walid II ibn Abd al-Malik (743-744). ...


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