overviewSaint Malo (French pronunciation: [sɛ̃.ma.lo]; also known as Maclou or Mac'h Low, or also known in Latin as Maclovius or Machutus, born 27 March 520 - 15 November 621 ) was in the middle of the sixth century founder of Saint-Malo, a commune in Brittany, France. He was one of Brittany's seven founding saints.
Saint Malo Aleth was baptized as an adult by Saint Brendan on the Navigator. He became a student of Saint Brendan. As a monk at Llancarfan Abbey in Wales, St Malo was known for his participation in the famous Voyage of Saint-Bair. As a Bretonian immigrant, Saint Aaron of Brittany assisted in his missionary work, became the first bishop of Aleth (modern Saint-Servan, France) and founded churches in his honor in the area of Brittany now called Saint-Malo. Aleth Saint Malo was later exiled from the region to Saintes, France by dissidents from his position.
Details of Malo's career appear to have been preserved in three medieval 'Lives' and include events involving more than one person with a similar name. It appears that Aleth Saint Malo was probably born in Wales around 520.
Malo's name can be derived from Old Breton machlou, a compound of mach "order, pledge" and lou (or loh) "bright, bright, beautiful". French poet. The poet of the court of François I was persecuted as a sympathizer for religious reform and died as an exile in Turin. I wrote the first sonnet of France under the influence of Italian literature. In the midst of suffering, in the letter poem, epigram, etc.