Sylvius of Toulouse

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Saint Sylvius of Toulouse (Silvius, French: Selve, Sylve) was bishop of Toulouse from 360 AD to 400 AD. He was succeeded by Saint Exuperius.[1] Sylvius began construction of the basilica of St. Sernin of Toulouse towards the end of the 4th century.[2] The church was later completed by his successor Exuperius.[2] Sylvius' remains were later transferred to the church he had begun.[2]

Saint Sylvius of Toulouse
Saint Sylve, Basilique Saint-Sernin.jpg
Statue of St. Sylvius. Basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse.
Diedc. 400 AD
Major shrineBasilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse.


  1. ^ "Catholic Encyclopedia: Toulouse". Catholic Encl. 2010. Retrieved September 28, 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Knights of Columbus. Catholic Truth Committee. The Catholic encyclopedia: an international work of reference on the constitution, doctrine, discipline, and history of the Catholic Church, Volume 14. Encyclopedia Press, 1913, 797.