He divorced Mercatrude; some time later she became seriously ill, and when her physician could not cure her, he had the doctor murdered. Upon his conversion to Christianity he was so overcome with remorse for the acts of his prior life, he devoted his energy and fortune to building up the Church.
Protector of the oppressed, care-giver to the sick, tender parent to his subjects, open with alms, especially during plague and famine. He strictly and justly enforced the law without respect to person, yet forgave offenses against himself, including two attempted assassinations.
- 28 March 592
- buried in the church of Saint Marcellus, which he had founded
- his skull is now kept in a silver reliquary
- king finding treasure and giving it to the poor
- king with three treasure chests, one of which has a globe and cross
- “Saint Guntramnus“. CatholicSaints.Info. 28 March 2012. Web. 31 March 2015. <>