Latro of Laon

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Saint Latro
Saint Remigius. Painting by Master of Saint Giles. It has been theorized that the 4 figures in the right foreground are Genebald, his wife, and their children Latro and Vulpecula.[1]
Born ~499 AD
Laon, France
Died 570 AD
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church

Saint Latro (literally “Thief”) (French: Latron, Larron) (~499 AD—570 AD) was a Frankish bishop of Laon. He succeeded his father Saint Genebald as bishop of Laon.[2] He is alleged to have been conceived while his father was a bishop.


  1. ^ John Oliver Hand, Martha Wolff, Early Netherlandish painting (National Gallery of Art (U.S.) (Cambridge University Press, 1986), 166.
  2. ^ "St. Genebaldus". Heiligen Lexicon. Retrieved May 12, 2009.