Home

Cite

Denis, Saint

Denis, Saint dĕn´ĭs, dənē´ [key], fl. 3d cent.?, patron of France. He is said to have been first bishop of Paris and to have died a martyr on Montmartre . His shrine was Saint-Denis . The Latin of the name is Dionysius he was long identified with Dionysius the Areopagite . Feast: Oct. 9.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Saints

Browse by Subject