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is a French city on the Loire (Département Loiret). The Gallo-Roman foundation became the seat of a bishopric in the 4th century, as civitas Aurelianorum. In 451 Bishop Aignan saved Orléans from siege by Attila. In Merovingian times the city was several times the meeting place of councils. Under Charlemagne the scholar Theodulf was bishop of Orléans. At the end of the 10th century, the city was the starting-point for the rule of the Capetians. In 1022 the son of Hugo Capet, Robert II, had the Orléans heretics persecuted (followe…

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Wolf, Gerhard Philipp, “Orléans”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 February 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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