Agnan

Agnan (in Lat. Anilnus), ST., bishop of Orleans, demanded aid from Aetius against Attila, who was obliged to abandon the siege of the place. It is said that the governor was attacked with a serious malady, and, believing his recovery to be due to the prayers of the prelate, set the prisoners free. It was in memory of this action that the bishops of Orleans had, on the day of their entry into the village, the privilege not only of delivering all the prisoners, but those in the province of Orleans who had been detained for certain crimes. The Huguenots in 1562 invaded the tomb of Agnan, and burned his remains. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, v.

 
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