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Basilica Of Saint-Denis
The Basilica of Saint-Denis (french: Basilique royale de Saint-Denis, links=no, now formally known as the ) is a large former medieval abbey church and present cathedral in the city of Saint-Denis, a northern suburb of Paris Paris () is the Capital city, capital and List of communes in France with over 20,000 inhabitants, most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,175,601 residents as of 2018, in an area of more than . Since the 17th century, .... The building is of singular importance historically and architecturally as its choir, completed in 1144, is widely considered the first structure to employ all of the elements of Gothic architecture. The basilica became a place of pilgrimage and a necropolis containing the tombs of the List of French monarchs, French Kings, including nearly every king from the 10th century through Louis XVIII in the 19th century. Henry IV of France came to Saint-Denis to formally renounce his Protestant faith and become a ...
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Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis
Saint-Denis (, ) is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris Paris () is the Capital city, capital and List of communes in France with over 20,000 inhabitants, most populous city of France, with an estimated population of 2,175,601 residents as of 2018, in an area of more than . Since the 17th century, ..., France. It is located from the centre of Paris. Saint-Denis is a subprefecture (french: sous-préfecture) of the department of Seine-Saint-Denis, being the seat of the Arrondissement of Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, arrondissement of Saint-Denis. Saint-Denis is home to the royal necropolis of the Basilica of Saint-Denis and was also the location of the associated abbey. It is also home to France's national football and rugby stadium, the Stade de France, built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Saint-Denis is a formerly industrial suburb currently changing its economic base. Inhabitants of Saint-Denis are called ''Dionysiens''. Name Until the 3rd century, Saint-Den ...
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Patron Saint
A branch of Saint_Honorius_(Honoré)_is_the_patron_saint_of_bakers_and_confectioners..html" ;"title="Hong Kong">Saint Honore Cake Shop, a Hong Kong chain bakery, in Hong Kong. Honorius of Amiens">Saint Honorius (Honoré) is the patron saint of bakers and confectioners.">Hong Kong">Saint Honore Cake Shop, a Hong Kong chain bakery, in Hong Kong. Honorius of Amiens">Saint Honorius (Honoré) is the patron saint of bakers and confectioners. A patron saint, patroness saint, patron hallow or heavenly protector is a saint who in Roman Catholicism, Anglicanism, or Eastern Orthodoxy is regarded as the heavenly advocacy, advocate of a nation, place, craft, activity, class, clan, family, or person. Origin Saints often become the patrons of places where they were born or had been active. However, there were cases in Middle Ages, Medieval Europe where a city which grew to prominence and obtained for its cathedral the remains or some relics of a famous saint who had lived and was buried elsew ...
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Martyrium (architecture)
A martyrium (Latin Latin (, or , ) is a classical language belonging to the Italic languages, Italic branch of the Indo-European languages. Latin was originally spoken in the area around Rome, known as Latium. Through the power of the Roman Republic, it became the ...) or martyrion (Greek Greek may refer to: Greece Anything of, from, or related to Greece Greece ( el, Ελλάδα, , ), officially the Hellenic Republic, is a country located in Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens is ...), plural ''martyria'', sometimes anglicized martyry (pl. martyries), is a church or shrine built over the tomb of a Christian martyr A martyr refers to a person who, according to biblical stories, was killed because of their testimony of Jesus and God. In years of the early church, stories depict this often occurring through death by sawing, stoning, crucifixion, Execution by .... It is associated with a specific architectural form, centered ...
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