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Saint Illidius
Stained glass depiction of Illidius. Église Saint-Eutrope, Clermont-Ferrand.
Died 385
Honored in
Roman Catholic Church
Major shrine Abbaye Saint Allyre, near Clermont
Feast July 7; June 5 (locally at Clermont-Ferrand)
Patronage Clermont-Ferrand

Saint Illidius (French: Saint Allyre, Alyre;[1] died 385) was a 4th-century bishop of Clermont, France.[2] To Illidius is attributed the rise of Clermont-Ferrand as a center of religious teaching and culture.[3] According to tradition, he cured the daughter of the Roman Emperor Magnus Maximus at Trier.[3]

Gregory of Tours mentions Illidius in his work.[3] The fountain of St. Allyre at Clermont is known for its petrifying water, caused by calcareous deposits.


  1. ^ also known as Allirol, Allirand, Allirot, Illide, Illidio
  2. ^ "St. Illidius". Catholic Online. 2009. Retrieved April 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b c "Illidius". Saints SQPN. n.d. Retrieved April 7, 2009. 

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