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Sidonius Apollinaris (abt. 0430 - 0489)

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Gaius Sidonius (Saint Sidonius) Apollinaris
Born about in Lyon, Rhône, Rhône-Alpes, Francemap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married about [location unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in Beauvais, Allier, Auvergne, Francemap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Jun 2011
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Categories: Catholic Clergy | Saints | Authors | Poets.

Gaius Sollius (Modestus) Apollinaris Sidonius

alias: Saint Sidonius Apollinaris

b. 05 Nov ____ (430?) in Lugdunum (now Lyon)

d. Aug 489.



Grand-father: Praetorian Prefect of Gaul sometime prior to 409 and a friend of his successor Decimus Rusticus.

Sidonius may be a descendant of another Apollinaris who was Prefect of Gaul under Constantine II between 337 and 340


Father: Apollinaris, Prefect of Gaul under Valentinian III


m. (around 452) Papianilla (father: Avitus Augstus). Issue:

  • Apollinaris
  • Severina
  • Roscia
  • (uproven) Alcima ... may be another name for Severina or Roscia


  • poet
  • diplomat
  • bishop

Sidonius' writings praising various nobles won him some positions of note: Urban Prefect of Rome, Patrician and Senator: Bishopric of Auvergne about 470.


  • 474: captured by Goths at Clermont; incarcerated; later released and returned to bishop duties until death


  • feast day: 21 Aug


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