Book of Saints – Fortunatus the Philosopher


(Saint) (June 18) (6th century) An Italian Bishop driven from his See in North Italy by the Lombards. He settled in France at Chelles, near Paris. He was much esteemed both for his holiness and for his learning by Saint Germanus of Paris. Saint Fortunatus died about A.D. 569. He was one of the most accomplished prelates of his age; but must not be confused with the better known Saint Venantius Fortunatus, his contemporary in France.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Fortunatus the Philosopher”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 5 May 2013. Web. 17 May 2021. <>