Landri (Lat Landericus), Saint
Landri (Lat. Landericus), Saint twenty-eighth bishop of Paris, occupied that see about 650, under Clovis II, between Audebert and Chrodebert. He showed his love for the poor during the famine which desolated Paris in 651, by sacrificing all his own means, and selling even the vessels of the altar to help them. A tradition generally accepted in the diocese of Paris, and admitted by the Bollandists, attributes to St. Landri the founding and endowing of the hospital called Hotel Dieu. The monk Marculfe dedicated to Landri his Formules, which he had probably collected at his instigation. The name of this prelate is found among those of the twenty-four bishops who signed the charter of emancipation which Clovis II accorded, in 653, to the abbey of St. Denis, founded by Dagobert I. The last breviary of Paris places the death of St. Landri in 656, and his festal day on June 3, but he is usually commemorated June 10. He was interred in the Church of St. Germain l'Auxerrois, then called St. Germain le Rond. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.; Smith, Dict. of Christ. Antiq. s.v.