Book of Saints – Gregory of Tours


(Saint) Bishop (November 17) (6th century) Born in Auvergne (A.D. 539) and of noble parentage, he was educated by his uncle the Bishop of Clermont. Threatened with a dangerous malady, he went as a pilgrim to the shrine of Saint Martin of Tours, and was there by the people who were struck by his piety elected to fill the then vacant See (A.D. 573). He built several churches, and assisted at the local French Councils of the period. In learning and culture he was far in advance of his contemporaries, and attracted the favourable notice of Pope Saint Gregory the Great. His historical writings are even in our own day continually referred to as throwing great light on Merovingian times. He died November 17, A.D. 590.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Gregory of Tours”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 26 July 2013. Web. 23 January 2022. <>