Civaux, Francois a French martyr, was secretary to the French ambassador in England in Queen Mary's time, and being desirous to hear the word of God, went to Geneva. He was also secretary to the senate or council of Geneva, Where be continued one year. He then went to Dijon. The priest at this place preached certain doctrines which Civaux could not believe, and he reasoned with him in a friendly way, showing him by the Scriptures where he erred. This offended the priest, and he had him taken to prison. In seven days after, Civaux was brought to the place of execution, where first he was strangled, and then burned, at Paris, in 1559. See Fox, Acts and Monuments, 4:444.