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The Cult of Saints in Late Antiquity


from its origins to circa AD 700, across the entire Christian world


Name

Radegund, former queen of the Franks and monastic founder, ob. 587

Saint ID

S00182

Number in BH

BHL 7048-7054

Reported Death Not Before

587

Reported Death Not After

587

Gender
Female
Type of Saint
Monarchs and their family, Monastic founders
Related Evidence Records
IDTitle
E00367Gregory of Tours writes the Glory of the Martyrs (Liber in Gloria Martyrum), in Latin in Tours (north-west Gaul), 580/594. Overview entry.
E00370Gregory of Tours, in his Glory of the Martyrs (5), tells how *Radegund (former queen, and monastic founder, ob. 587, S00182) obtained for her monastery in Poitiers (western Gaul) relics of the Holy Cross, and, through servants sent to the East for this purpose, relics of martyrs and confessors, which she placed in the reliquary of the Holy Cross; miracles occur in Poitiers in the presence of this reliquary. Written in Latin in Tours (north-west Gaul), 580/594.
E02050Gregory of Tours, in his Histories (3.7), recounts how *Radegund (former queen, and monastic founder, ob. 587, S00182), in c. 560 built a nunnery in Poitiers (western Gaul), where she led a holy life. Written in Latin in Tours (north-west Gaul), 575/594.
E02369Gregory of Tours, in his Histories (9.42), quotes the letter that *Radegund (former queen, and monastic founder, ob. 587, S00182) wrote in 560/561 in defence of her monastery in Poitiers (western Gaul), setting it under the protection of the Holy Cross, *Mary (Mother of Christ, S00033), *Hilary (bishop of Poitiers, ob. 367, S00183) and *Martin (ascetic and bishop of Tours, ob. 397, S00050); in the same letter Radegund asks to be buried in the church of Mary that she is building within the monastery. Written in Latin in Tours (north-west Gaul), 589/594.
E02448Gregory of Tours writes the Glory of the Confessors, in Latin in Tours (north-west Gaul), 587/588. Overview entry.
E02769Gregory of Tours, in his Glory of the Confessors (104), describes the death and funeral in 587 of *Radegund (former queen, and monastic founder, ob. 587, S00182) in Poitiers (western Gaul). Written in Latin in Tours (north-west Gaul), 587/588.
E05555Venantius Fortunatus writes eleven books of Poems in Latin, mainly in western and north-western Gaul, 565/600; many of them with reference to saints. Overview entry.
E06266The Life of Lady *Balthild (queen of the Franks, ob. 680, S02359) records the saint's life, death, and one posthumous miracle. Written in Latin in Gaul, possibly at the monastery at Chelles (near Paris), 680/690. Overview entry
E06463Ursinus' Martyrdom of *Leudegar (bishop and martyr of Autun, ob. 677/9, S02098), records the saint's life, martyrdom, and miracles; the dispute over possession of his body; and his translation from the diocese of Arras (north-east Gaul) to Poitiers (western Gaul). Written in Latin at Poitiers, 684/c.750.
E07783Gregory of Tours, in his Histories (9.2), briefly mentions the death of *Radegund (former queen and monastic founder, S00182) at Poitiers in 587. Written in Latin in Tours (north-west Gaul), 587/594.
E07785Gregory of Tours, in his Histories (10.16), reports an allegation that a servant in the convent of *Radegund (former queen and monastic founder, ob. 587, S00182) at Poitiers had been killed while taking refuge at Radegund's tomb, during the revolt at the convent in 590. Written in Latin in Tours (north-west Gaul), 590/594.
E07847Venantius Fortunatus, in a poem (10.7) for the feast day of *Martin (ascetic and bishop of Tours, ob. 397, S00050), depicts Martin in heaven with Christ, the Apostles *Peter and *Paul (S00036 and S00008), *Eugenia (virgin and martyr of Rome, S00401), and *Radegund (former queen and monastic founder, ob. 587, S00182), who had died not long before the composition of the poem. Written in Latin in Gaul, 587/588.