Born: 4220 AD
Died: 5120 AD
Nationality: French
Categories: Saint

422 – Born in Nanterre, France. The patron saint of Paris, who allegedly saved that city from the Huns.

429 – When she was seven, Geneviève was induced by Bishop St. Germain of Auxerre to dedicate herself to the religious life.

451 – When Attila threatened Paris, she persuaded the inhabitants to remain, assuring them that the attack would be inconsequential; Attila’s army went on to Orléans, 70 miles (110 km) from Paris, and was defeated.

460 – Geneviève is reported to have had great influence over King Childeric I of the Salian Franks and to have had a church built over the tomb of Saint Denis, patron saint of France.

512 – Geneviève died in 512. She was buried in the Church of the Holy Apostles, popularly known as the Church of Sainte-Geneviève.