Born to the nobility, his parents were Hungarians who had fled to the Dauphine area of modern France to escape Arian persecutions. Lived as a hermit in a cave. Spiritual student of Saint Evurtius of Orléans. Priest. Monk. Abbot of the Saint Laurence Abbey in Orléans, France. Bishop of Orléans. Organized the defense of Orléans during the invasion of Attila the Hun, met with Attila and prevented him attacking the city in 451.
- 453 of natural causes
- in the 10th-century King Robert built a church in Orléans, France in Aignan’s honour, and his relics were enshrined in it
- relics destroyed by Calvinists in the 16th century
- “Saint Aignan of Orléans“. CatholicSaints.Info. 16 November 2015. Web. 6 February 2016. <>