Born to wealthy Burgundian nobility, he became knight and courtier. Married a noble woman who proved frequently unfaithful. Ashamed of her actions, but not wishing her harm, Gengulphus became a hermit in his castle at Avallon, France, leaving his staff of servants to care for his wife. Murdered in his bed by his wife‘s lover. Especially admired in the Netherlands, Belgium, and the Savoy.
- Burgundian knight with a fountain springing under his sword
- holding a shield with a cross
- holding the spear with which he was murdered
- “Saint Gengulphus of Burgundy“. Saints.SQPN.com. 1 April 2014. Web. 17 April 2014. <>