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He was born at [[Thessalonica]]. Around 448 Abundius became the fourth Bishop of [[
w:Como| Como]] , succeeding Amantius.  He was present at the Council of [[Constantinople ]] in 450, and took an active part against the [[Eutychian heresy]] at Chalcedon (451), where he was the representative of Pope [[Leo the Great]]. In 452 he also took part in the '''Council of Milan ''', convened to refute the same heresy. Abundius is one of those to whom the authorship of the Te Deum is occasionally attributed.
church of Sant'Abbondio at Como, consecrated in 1095 by Pope Urban II, is dedicated to him, and his [[relics]] are conserved beneath its principal altar.