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Salonius of Geneva
Bishop and Confessor
Bornc. 400
Lyon, France
Died28 September 475
Geneva, Switzerland
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church
Feast28 September
AttributesBishop vestment

Salonius (c. 400 – 28 September 475) known as Salonius of Geneva was a confessor and bishop of the 5th century.[1] He was a son of Eucherius of Lyon and Galla. He was educated at Lérins Abbey, first by Hilary of Arles, then by Salvianus and Vincent of Lérins. In 440, he was elected bishop of Geneva and, as such, took part in the Synod of Orange (441), the Synod of Vaison (442), and the Synod of Arles in 451.[2] He has also been listed as the bishop of Genoa, but it is not clear if this was a later appointment or if the word Geneva was incorrectly written as Genova. He was an accomplished Latin ecclesiastical writer. Most notably, he composed mystical and allegorical interpretations of the Proverbs and Ecclesiastes. His feast day is 28 September.

His brother was Veranus of Vence.[1]


  1. ^ a b Pin, Louis Ellies Du (1693). A New History of Ecclesiastical Writers:: Containing an Account of the Authors of the Several Books of the Old and New Testament; of the Lives and Writings of the Primitive Fathers; an Abridgment and Catalogue of Their Works; Their Various Editions, and Censures Determining the Genuine and Spurious. Together with a Judgment Upon Their Style and Doctrine. Also, a Compendious History of the Councils; with Chronological Tables of the Whole. Abel Swalle and Tim. Childe. p. 149.
  2. ^ O'Loughlin, Thomas (2023-04-14). Early Medieval Exegesis in the Latin West: Sources and Forms. Taylor & Francis. pp. vii. ISBN 978-1-000-94694-9.


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