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Saint Eligius

588 - 660

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Eligius (French: Éloi; 11 June 588 – 1 December 660) was a Frankish goldsmith and bishop. He was chief counsellor to Dagobert I, the Merovingian king of France, and was appointed Bishop of Noyon–Tournai three years after the king's death in 642. Despite being from a wealthy Gallo-Roman family, Eligius became increasingly ascetic and known for caring for slaves and the poor. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saint Eligius has received more than 357,257 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 23 in 2019). Saint Eligius is the 698th most popular religious figure (up from 789th in 2019), the 922nd most popular biography from France (up from 1,203rd in 2019) and the 47th 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 698 out of 2,238Before him are Maudgalyayana, Pope Shenouda III of Alexandria, Canaan, John Henry Newman, Margaret of Hungary, and Antipope Anacletus II. After him are Obadiah, Frances of Rome, Radha, Leopold III, Margrave of Austria, Mattathias, and Al-Nasa'i.

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Among people born in 588, Saint Eligius ranks 1 Among people deceased in 660, Saint Eligius ranks 1After him are Wahshi ibn Harb, Dharmakirti, Uija of Baekje, Gyebaek, Asma bint Umais, and Sigeberht the Good.

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Among people born in France, Saint Eligius ranks 922 out of 6,011Before him are Philippe Ariès (1914), Michael Lonsdale (1931), Pierre Méchain (1744), René Clément (1913), Edgar Morin (1921), and Maurice Quentin de La Tour (1704). After him are Claude Lelouch (1937), Francis Lai (1932), Henry I of Navarre (1244), Cardinal de Rohan (1734), Joseph Justus Scaliger (1540), and Christine of France (1606).


Among religious figures born in France, Saint Eligius ranks 47Before him are Pope Stephen IX (1020), Célestin Freinet (1896), Victor of Aveyron (1793), Robert of Molesme (1024), Jean-Baptiste de La Salle (1651), and Saint Remigius (437). After him are Leonard of Noblac (496), Martin Bucer (1491), Ivo of Kermartin (1253), La Voisin (1640), Robert de Sorbon (1201), and Arnulf of Metz (582).