Saint Warinus

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Saint Warinus
Martyr of the Franks
Born Autun, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy, France
Died 677 A.D.
Arras, Pas-de-Calais, Artois, Neustria
Venerated in Eastern Orthodox Church
Roman Catholic Church
Canonized Pre-Congregation
Feast August 25
Patronage The Franks

Warinus of Poitiers (also Warin, Guerin, Gerinus, Varinus; d. 677 AD) was the Franco-Burgundian Count of Poitiers and Count of Paris and later Saint Warinus, Martyr of the Franks.[1][2][3] He was the son of Saint Sigrada of Sainte-Marie de Soissons and the brother of Saint Leodegarius.[1][4] He was the father of Saint Leudwinus.[2][4]

In 677 A.D., Warinus was stoned to death near Arras because of a feud between his brother Leodegarius and Ebroin, the Frankish Mayor of the Palace of Neustria.[1][3][4]


Warinus was born in Autun, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy.[1][4] He was the son of Bodilon, a Count of Poitiers and Sigrada of Alsace, and Sainte-Marie de Soissons.[1][4] He was the founder of the famous noble family of the Guideschi.[citation needed]

As a nobleman, Warinus spent his childhood at the court of Clotaire II.[1]

He married Gunza von Treves, a Frankish noblewoman in France.[1][4] His wife came from an influential Frankish family and was the sister of Saint Basinus of Treves. They had three children:

  • Doda of Poitiers (circa b. 659 A.D.- circa d. 678 A.D.)
  • Leudwinus, Count of Poitier (b. 660 A.D. - d. 722 A.D.)
  • Grimgert, Count of Paris (circa b.667 A.D.)

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g Watkins, Basil (ed) (2002). Book of Saints (Reference) (7th ed.). A&C Black. p. 655. ISBN 0713653000. 
  2. ^ a b Weiner, Dr. Andreas. "Holy Lutwinus Pray for Us! (Heiliger Lutwinus bitte für uns!)". Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  3. ^ a b "Saints & Angels: St. Warinus". Catholic Online. Retrieved June 28, 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f Margaret R Bunson, Matthew Bunson, Stephen Bunson (2003). Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia Of Saints - Revised. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing. p. 1008. ISBN 1-931709-75-0. 

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