09 works, Today, December 1st, is Saint Eligius’ day, his story, illustrated #334

Saint Eligius, aka Saint Eloy, (June 588–1 December 660 AD) was chief counsellor to Dagobert I, Merovingian king of France. Appointed the bishop of Noyon-Tournai three years after the king’s death in 642, Eligius worked for 20 years to convert the pagan population of Flanders to Christianity…

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Sandro Botticelli, (1445–1510)
Miracle of St Eligius, between 1490 and 1492

Tempera on panel
Height: 21.0 cm; Width: 269.0 cm
Uffizi Gallery, Florence
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