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Rev. Alban Butler (1711–73). Volume XI: November. The Lives of the Saints. 1866.

November 15

St. Eugenius, Martyr

HE was a disciple of St. Dionysius, first bishop of Paris, and suffered martyrdom at Paris soon after him, according to the New Paris Breviary in 275. His relics were translated to Toledo, in Spain, in 1148, as is related by Mariana. It is by mistake that some have confounded this martyr with Eugenius, the pious and learned archbishop of Toledo. 1  1
Note 1. Eugenius held that see twelve years, and died in 657: was a prelate of eminent sanctity, presided in the ninth and tenth councils of Toledo, and is author of several pious epigrams, and a poem on the Hexaemeron, or work of six days, that is, the creation of the world, published by F. Sirmond in 1619. He is mentioned by his immediate successor, St. Ildefensus. [back]