Gregory of Tours, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Gregory of Tours

Gallo-Roman historian and Bishop of Tours

Date of Birth: 30-Nov-0538

Place of Birth: Clermont-Ferrand, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France

Date of Death: 17-Nov-0594

Profession: writer, historian, Catholic priest, hagiographer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius

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About Gregory of Tours

  • Gregory of Tours (30 November c.
  • 538 – 17 November 594) was a Gallo-Roman historian and Bishop of Tours, which made him a leading prelate of the area that had been previously referred to as Gaul by the Romans.
  • He was born Georgius Florentius and later added the name Gregorius in honour of his maternal great-grandfather.
  • He is the primary contemporary source for Merovingian history.
  • His most notable work was his Decem Libri Historiarum (Ten Books of Histories), better known as the Historia Francorum (History of the Franks), a title that later chroniclers gave to it, but he is also known for his accounts of the miracles of saints, especially four books of the miracles of Martin of Tours.
  • St.
  • Martin's tomb was a major pilgrimage destination in the 6th century, and St.
  • Gregory's writings had the practical effect of promoting this highly organized devotion.

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