Saint Eligius

588 - 660

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Saint Eligius (also Eloy, Eloi or Loye; French: Éloi; 11 June 588 – 1 December 660 AD) is the patron saint of goldsmiths, other metalworkers, and coin collectors. He is also the patron saint of veterinarians, the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), a corps of the British Army, but he is best known for being the patron saint of horses and those who work with them. Eligius was chief counsellor to Dagobert I, Merovingian king of France. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Eligius has received more than 261,185 page views. His biography is available in 23 different languages on Wikipedia. Saint Eligius is the 790th most popular religious figure (down from 699th in 2019), the 1,206th most popular biography from France (down from 975th in 2019) and the 55th most popular French Religious Figure.

Saint Eligius is most famous for his role in the conversion of King Clovis I of the Franks to Christianity.

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Among religious figures, Saint Eligius ranks 790 out of 2,272Before him are Josaphat Kuntsevych, Mahavatar Babaji, Medardus, Ananias of Damascus, Antipope Clement VIII, and Arnold of Brescia. After him are Safi-ad-din Ardabili, Sheikh Adi ibn Musafir, Mary Jane Kelly, Servatius of Tongeren, Ebussuud Efendi, and Clemens August Graf von Galen.

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Among people born in 588, Saint Eligius ranks 1 Among people deceased in 660, Saint Eligius ranks 1After him are Dharmakirti and Sigeberht the Good.

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Among people born in France, Saint Eligius ranks 1,206 out of 5,234Before him are Marie Duplessis (1824), Didier Deschamps (1968), Pepin the Hunchback (770), Marcel Dupré (1886), François Clouet (1510), and Jules Ferry (1832). After him are Bertran de Born (1140), Étienne Gilson (1884), Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont (1711), Emmanuel Chabrier (1841), Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville (1746), and Raymond Radiguet (1903).


Among religious figures born in France, Saint Eligius ranks 55Before him are Louise de Marillac (1591), Jean-Louis Tauran (1943), La Voisin (1640), Philipp Spener (1635), Jean Mabillon (1632), and Medardus (470). After him are Leonard of Noblac (496), Thibaud Gaudin (1229), Roger Etchegaray (1922), Antipope Gregory VIII (1100), Antoine Perrenot de Granvelle (1517), and Odile of Alsace (662).