Saint Warinus

Warinus of Poitiers (also Warin, Guerin, Gerinus, Varinus; died 677 AD) was the Franco-Burgundian Count of Poitiers and Count of Paris and later Saint Warinus, Martyr of the Franks.[1][2][3] He was the son of Saint Sigrada of Sainte-Marie de Soissons and the brother of Saint Leodegarius.[1][4] He was the father of Saint Leudwinus.[2][4]

Saint Warinus
Martyr of the Franks
BornAutun, kingdom of Burgundy
Died677 AD
Arras, Neustria
Venerated inEastern Orthodox Church
Roman Catholic Church
FeastAugust 25
PatronageThe Franks

In 677 AD, Warinus was stoned to death near Arras because of a feud between his brother Leodegarius and Ebroin, the Frankish Mayor of the Palace of Neustria.[1][3][4]


Warinus was born in Autun, Saône-et-Loire, Burgundy.[1][4] He was the son of Bodilon, a Count of Poitiers and Sigrada of Alsace, and Sainte-Marie de Soissons.[1][4] He was the founder of the famous noble family of the Guideschi.

As a nobleman, Warinus spent his childhood at the court of Clotaire II.[1]

He married Gunza von Treves, a Frankish noblewoman in France.[1][4] His wife came from an influential Frankish family and was the sister of Saint Basinus of Treves. They had three children:

  • Doda of Poitiers (born c. 659 AD - died c. 678 AD)
  • Leudwinus, Count of Poitier (born 660 AD - died 722 AD)
  • Grimgert, Count of Paris (born c. 667 AD)

See also


  1. Watkins, Basil (ed) (2002). Book of Saints (Reference) (7th ed.). A&C Black. p. 655. ISBN 0713653000.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  2. Weiner, Dr. Andreas. "Holy Lutwinus Pray for Us! (Heiliger Lutwinus bitte für uns!)". Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  3. "Saints & Angels: St. Warinus". Catholic Online. Retrieved June 28, 2012.
  4. Margaret R Bunson, Matthew Bunson, Stephen Bunson (2003). Our Sunday Visitor's Encyclopedia Of Saints - Revised. Our Sunday Visitor Publishing. p. 1008. ISBN 1-931709-75-0.
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