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Gregory of Tours

Chronicler/Bishop Gregory of Tours
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Full Name: Georgius Florentius
Profession: Chronicler/Bishop

Nationality:
Roman Empire
Roman

Why Famous: Main contemporary source for Merovingian history. His most notable work was his "Decem Libri Historiarum" or "Ten Books of Histories", better known as the "Historia Francorum" ("History of the Franks"), a title given to it by later chroniclers, but he is also known for his credulous accounts of the miracles of saints, especially four books of the miracles of Martin of Tours.

Born: November 30, 538
Birthplace: Auvergne, Gaul
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: November 17, 594 (aged 55)

Historical Events

  • 0573-08-20 Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours

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