Married layman father of a large family. His reputation for personal holiness led local bishops to choose him as bishop of Bourges, France. Defended the Church against Arian Visigoths and attempts to weaken the Church by lay officials. Martyr.
- “Saint Simplicius of Bourges“. Saints.SQPN.com. 22 November 2013. Web. 8 December 2013. <>