Hubert Liège ( lat. Hubertus Leodiensis ) - Bishop of Maastricht and Liege , son of Bertrand, Duke of Aquitaine  . Traditionally revered as the patron saint of hunters .
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Born about 656 years . In 705 he headed the department of Maastricht after the assassination of Bishop Lambert . Around 718, he moved his residence from Maastricht to Liege , thus becoming the first bishop of Liege  . The relics of his predecessor Hubert also transferred to Liege, where they were stored in subsequent centuries in the cathedral .
For services to the Christianization of the population in the mountainous regions of the Ardennes, he was nicknamed “the apostle of the Ardennes”  . Died 727 , canonized shortly after death.
Saint Hubert - Catholic saint, locally venerable Saint of the Brussels-Belgian Diocese of the Russian Orthodox Church  . Memory in the Diocese of Brussels of the Russian Orthodox Church on November 3 (old style), November 16 (new style).  The German calendar also contains a memory on May 30.  The memory of the saint in the Catholic Church - November 3 .
Originally buried in Liege, in 825 his remains were reburied in the Andaj Abbey, renamed in honor of the saint in Saint-Hubert (modern Belgium )  . In the same abbey made his first lives. In one of the episodes of the living, the meeting of the young Hubert during a hunt with a deer, which had a radiant cross between its horns, was described. Religious conversion experienced thus led Hubert to abandon his old riotous life and left for Maastricht to become a disciple of Saint. Lambert  . This episode served the, that of sv. Hubert became honored patron of hunters and foresters. In Saint-Hubert, the relics were kept until 1568, when during the Netherlands revolution they were destroyed by Protestants.
In honor of the patron saint of hunters, Hubertusburg Hunting Castle near Dresden, the Order of Saint Hubert , known from the 15th century, and the asteroid (260) Hubert are named. The image of a deer with a cross in its horns is placed on the coat of arms of the Belarusian city of Grodno and on the label of the popular German liqueur Jagermeister . The deer with a cross between the horns was also the emblem of the 521st anti-tank battalion (Panzerjäger  Abteilung 521 or Pz.Jäg.Abt.521) of the Wehrmacht in 1940-1944.
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- The German word “panzerjäger” literally translates as “tank hunter”.
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