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Eucherius of Lyon
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Eucherius (c. 381–393–c. 449–456 CE) is a characteristic representative of the early 5th-century CE milieu of aristocratic converts to the ascetic life centered on the island of Lérins. He subsequently became the backbone of the southern-gallic episcopate. Together with his wife Galla, their sons Salonius and Veranus, and (according to Ado Mart. 16 Nov.; PL 123.395) two daughters Consortia and Tullia, he retreated to Lérins some time between 411 and 423 CE, later to withdraw into …

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Waarden, Joop van, “Eucherius of Lyon”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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