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Apollinaris of Valence
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Apollinaris (c. 450/460–c. 520/524 CE) was bishop of Valentia (present-day Valence), a suffragan diocese of Vienne in the Burgundian kingdom. He is among the first identifiable bishops of Valence (Duchesne, 1907, 223), in office well before 517 CE, probably already in the 490s CE (or even earlier, if we can believe the figure of 34 years in office from the Vita; a bishops’ list from Valence states that he was installed by his brother Alcimus Avitus “in the reign of Zeno,” emperor from 474 till 491 CE; see Duchesne, 1907, 217). He wa…

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Waarden, Joop van, “Apollinaris of Valence”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 24 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2018

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