Son of Saint Isychius. Elder brother of Saint Avitus of Vienne. Bishop of Valence, France in 486 after a long vacancy in the diocese, and Apollinaris exhausted himself in reforming abuses and re-vitalizing the faith. Exiled by King Sigismund for political reasons, but allowed to return when he miraculously healed the king.
- c.520 of natural causes
- interred in the cathedral in Valence, France
- relics thrown into the River Rhone and destroyed by Huguenots in the 16th century
- “Saint Apollinaris of Valence“. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 September 2009. Web. 25 July 2016. <>