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(4th century),

bishop of Orléans, who might possibly be identified with an Eortius who took part in the council of Valencia (374). Nothing is known about him, not even the date of his death. In 1604 his name was added to the calendar of the Book of Common Prayer from the York Breviary to distinguish the birthday of Queen Elizabeth I. Feast: 7 September.

AA.SS. Sept. III (1750), 44–58; Propylaeum, p. 385;V. Staley, The Liturgical Year (1907), pp. 43–5. F. Bond lists his artistic presentation, surely in error, as: ‘Cook with apron; dove on his head.’

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