Missionary to the areas of Marseilles, Autun, and Dijon in France, sent by Saint Polycarp of Smyrna. Martyred in the persecutions of Marcus Aurelius. The people of Tours, France reverenced the grave of Benignus, but the local bishop wished to put a stop to the cult, believing the tomb to be that of a heathen who had been mistakenly identified as Benignus; he started demolition, received a vision explaining his error, and instead built a basilica over the restored sarcophagus.
- at Smyrna
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Encyclopedia
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Benignus of Dijon“. Saints.SQPN.com. 9 January 2013. Web. 19 May 2013. <>