Saint NameVincent/Vincentius, deacon and martyr of Saragossa and Valencia : S00290
Saint Name in SourceVincentius
Type of EvidenceLiterary - Other narrative texts (including Histories)
Evidence not before659
Evidence not after700
Activity not before628
Activity not after628
Place of Evidence - RegionGaul and Frankish kingdoms
Place of evidence - City name in other Language(s)Tours
Cult activities - PlacesCult building - independent (church)
Cult Activities - Protagonists in Cult and NarrativesMonarchs and their family
SourceThe work known as the Chronicle of Fredegar dates from the second half of the 7th century. There is a long history of controversy over the questions of how many authors were involved in its compilation and precisely when they worked, but the current consensus is that it was produced by a single author working in one of the Frankish kingdoms at some point after 659 (Collins 1996, 83, 91-96).
While the first three books of the chronicle largely reproduce earlier sources, Book 4 is an original composition, covering events from 584 to 642.
DiscussionThe church of Vincent at Paris was founded by Childebert I (ob. 558), who was buried there (see E02098). Chlothar II (r. 584-629) was one of several members of the Merovingian dynasty who were buried there in subsequent generations.
On the church, see Vieillard-Troiekouroff 1976, 211-214; Duval et al. 1992, 119-22. For the numerous references to it by Gregory of Tours, see among others E02098, E02190, E02269, E02321.
BibliographyEdition and translation:
Wallace-Hadrill, J.M., The Fourth Book of the Chronicle of Fredegar (London, 1960).
Collins, R., "Fredegar," in: P.J. Geary (ed.), Authors of the Middle Ages: Historical and Religious Writers of the Latin West, vol. 4, nos. 12-13 (Aldershot, 1996), 73-138.
Duval, N. et al., "Paris," in: N. Gauthier and J.-Ch. Picard (eds.), Topographie chrétienne des cités de la Gaule des origines au milieu du VIIIe siècle, vol. 8: Province ecclésiastique de Sens (Lungdunensis Senonia) (Paris, 1992), 97-129.
Vieillard-Troiekouroff, M., Les monuments religieux de la Gaule d'après les œuvres de Grégoire de Tours (Paris, 1976).