Gregorius of Tours (Gregory of Tours)
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b. 30 November AD 538 in the Auvergne region;

d. 17 November AD 594;

Roman historiographer, hagiographer, and theologian; became bishop of Tours in 573.


Aside from the principal works (Historia Francorum; Miraculorum libri), more works have been transmitted (some in fragmentary form) un…

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Backer, Keno, “Gregorius of Tours (Gregory of Tours)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 2 : Dictionary of Greek and Latin Authors and Texts, Edited by: Manfred Landfester, in collaboration with Brigitte Egger. Consulted online on 23 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20090831

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