Denis, Saint

Denis, Saint

(dĕn`ĭs, dənē`), fl. 3d cent.?, patron of France. He is said to have been first bishop of Paris and to have died a martyr on MontmartreMontmartre
[Fr.,=hill of the martyrs], hill in Paris, on the right bank of the Seine River. The highest point of Paris, it is topped by the Church of Sacré-Cœur. Parts of the ancient quarter on its slopes were long a favorite residence of the bohemian world.
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. His shrine was Saint-DenisSaint-Denis
, city (1990 pop. 90,806), Seine–Saint-Denis dept., N central France. It is an industrial suburb N of Paris. Metals, chemicals, machinery, electronics, and food products are the major manufactures.
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. The Latin of the name is Dionysius; he was long identified with Dionysius the AreopagiteDionysius the Areopagite, Saint
, fl. 1st cent. A.D., Athenian Christian, converted by St. Paul. Acts 17.34. Tradition has made him a martyr and the first bishop of Athens. He has been confused with St. Denis.
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. Feast: Oct. 9.
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Saint Denis, Saint Pierre and even Sainte-Marie offer several major shopping centres and shopping streets for Seychelles holiday makers.