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Genovefa (Genevieve) of Paris
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Genovefa (Geneviève) of Paris (420 CE–500 CE) was born in Nanterre, a small village on the outskirts of Paris. The principal source on her life is the Vita Genovefae (The Life of Genovefa), a hagiographic writing (Hagiography) whose dating was issue of debate among scholars in 19th century and 20th century (see Historiography).

According to the Vita Genovefae, Genovefa met German of Auxerre and Lupus of Troyes when she was six years old. German told her she would be consecrated to God and gave her a cross-shape…

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Caruso, Matteo, “Genovefa (Genevieve) of Paris”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2018

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