Book of Saints – Sigismund

painting of Saint Sigismund of Burgundy, 1360s, by Theodoric of PragueArticle

(Saint) King, Martyr (May 1) (6th century) A King of Burgundy, one of the Principalities into which France was divided after the break-up of the Roman Empire. He reigned but one year, during which he, on account of an unfounded charge against him, allowed or ordered his son to be put to death. Struck by remorse, he founded the monastery of Agaune, in memory of the Martyrs of the Theban Legion, and retired there to do lifelong penance; but was seized by a rival chieftain and put to death (A.D. 524). He is honoured as a Martyr; and his shrine is at Prague in Bohemia.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Sigismund”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 1 May 2017. Web. 30 October 2020. <>