See also:bishop of
See also:saint of France . According to
See also:Gregory of
See also:Tours (Hist .
See also:Franc. i . 30), he was sent into Gaul at the
See also:time of the emperor Decius . He suffered martyrdom at the
See also:village of Catulliacus, the
See also:modern St Denis . His
See also:tomb was situated by the side of the
See also:Roman road, where
See also:rose the priory of St-Denis-de-l'Estree, which existed until the 18th century . In the 5th century the
See also:clergy of the
See also:diocese of Paris built a
See also:basilica over the tomb . About 625 Dagobert, son of Lothair II., founded in
See also:honour of St Denis, at some distance from the basilica, the monastery where the greater number of the
See also:kings of France have been buried . The festival of St Denis is celebrated on the 9th of
See also:October . With his name are already associated in the Martyrologium Hieronymianum the
See also:priest Rusticus and the deacon
See also:Eleutherius . Other traditions—of no value—are connected with the name of St Denis . A false
See also:interpretation of Gregory of Tours, apparently dating from 724, represented St Denis as having received his
See also:mission from
See also:Clement, and as having suffered martyrdom under
See also:Domitian (81-96) .
See also:abbot of St-Denis in the first
See also:half of the 9th century, identified Denis of Paris with Denis (Dionysius) the Areopagite (mentioned in Acts xviii . 34), bishop of Athens (
See also:Eusebius, Hist . Eccl . M . 4 . 10, iv . 23.3), and naturally attributed to him the celebrated writings of the pseudo-Areopagite . St Denis is generally represented carrying his
See also:head in his hands . See Acta Sanctorum, Octobris, iv . 696-987; Bibliotheca hagiographica graeca, p . 37 (Brussels, 1895); Bibliotheca hagiographica
See also:latina, No . 2171-2203 (Brussels, 1899) ; J .
See also:Les Origines de Saint-Denis, in his collected
See also:works, i . 191-246 (Paris, 1896) ; Cahier, Caracleristiques
See also:saints, p . 761 (Paris, 1867) . (H .
CARLO GIOVANNI MARIA DENINA (1731–1813)
DENIS GODEFROY (1615–1681)
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