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Nov 15, Austria (Vienna): Saint Leopold
This day is a public holiday in Vienna in Austria and is always celebrated on 15 November.
It commemorates the death of Leopold III, the Margrave (Prince) of Austria on 15 November 1136.
Leopold is remembered as the founder of several monasteries and a key figure in the development and growth of key cities such as Krems, Klosterneuburg and Vienna.
As a result of his efforts to establish monasteries in previously uninhabited regions in Austria, he was canonised by Pope Innocent VII in 1485, and 15 November was established as his feast day in the German liturgical calendar.
In 1663, he was declared patron saint of Austria by under the rule of his namesake Emperor Leopold I.
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