Saint Eligius, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Saint Eligius

Roman Catholic bishop and saint

Date of Birth: 01-Jan-0588

Place of Birth: Chaptelat, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Date of Death: 01-Dec-0660

Profession: goldsmith, Catholic priest

Zodiac Sign: Capricorn

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About Saint Eligius

  • 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.
  • Appointed the bishop of Noyon-Tournai three years after the king's death in 642, Eligius worked for twenty years to convert the pagan population of Flanders to Christianity.

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