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Feastday: November 17
Death: 453

Bishop and defender of Orleans against Attila the Hun. Anianus was born in Vienne, France, where he lived as a hermit for many years. He went to Orleans, France, to be ordained by Bishop Evurtius, and succeed him as bishop in Vienne. When Attila the Hun and his horde attacked Orleans, Anianus defended the area. He sent word to General Aetius, who brought a Roman army to relieve the city.


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