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Basilica of St Denis

Clovis I

Recumbent effigies of Clovis,  in the background, and his son Childebert. © P. Lemaître - Centre des monuments nationaux.ClovisI (465 † 511), King of France from 481 to 511.

This lying recumbent was created in the 12th century at the request of the monks of the Abbey of St Genevieve to commemorate the construction of a church, ordered by Clovis in the 6th century and dedicated to the Holy Apostles. The church is located close to the present Pantheon, at the summit of the Sainte-Geneviève Hill. Clovis was buried in the Basilica which overlooks Paris, for the protection of the new Capital, and which is the imitation of the one built by the emperor Constantin in Constantinople in the 4th century.

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