Saint Warinus

Warinus of Poitiers (also Warin, Guerin, Gerinus, Varinus; died 677 AD) was the Franco-Burgundian Count of Poitiers and Count of Paris and later Saint Warinus, Martyr of the Franks.[1][2][3] He was the son of Saint Sigrada of Sainte-Marie de Soissons and the brother of Saint Leodegarius.[1][4] He was the father of Saint Leudwinus.[2][4]

Saint Warinus
Martyr of the Franks
BornAutun, kingdom of Burgundy
Died677 AD
Arras, Neustria
Venerated inEastern Orthodox Church
Roman Catholic Church
CanonizedPre-Congregation
FeastAugust 25
PatronageThe Franks

In 677 AD, Warinus was stoned to death near Arras, Pas-de-Calais, France because of a feud between his brother Leodegarius and Ebroin, the Frankish Mayor of the Palace of Neustria.[1][3][4]

LifeEdit

Warinus was born in Autun, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy.[1][4] He was the son of Bodilon, a Count of Poitiers and of Sigrada of Alsace, Sainte-Marie de Soissons.[1][4] He was the founder of the famous noble family of the Guideschi.[citation needed]

As a nobleman, Warinus spent his childhood at the court of Clotaire II.[1]

He married Gunza von Treves, a Frankish noblewoman in France.[1][4] His wife came from an influential Frankish family and was the sister of Saint Basinus of Treves. They had three children:

  • Doda of Poitiers (born c. 659 AD - died c. 678 AD)
  • Leudwinus, Count of Poitier (born 660 AD - died 722 AD)
  • Grimgert, Count of Paris (born c. 667 AD)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Watkins, Basil (ed) (2002). Book of Saints (Reference) (7th ed.). A&C Black. pp. 655. ISBN 0713653000.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b Weiner, Dr. Andreas. "Holy Lutwinus Pray for Us! (Heiliger Lutwinus bitte für uns!)". www.lutwinuswerk.de. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  3. ^ a b "Saints & Angels: St. Warinus". Catholic Online. catholic.org. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  4. ^ a b c d e f Margaret R Bunson, Matthew Bunson, Stephen Bunson (2003). Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia Of Saints - Revised. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing. p. 1008. ISBN 1-931709-75-0.

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