Sainte Geneviève désarmé Attila - Sainte Genevieve disarmed Attila 1848 Hippolyte Maindron 1801-1884 France French ( When Atilla the Hun threatened paris in 451 St. Genevieve councelled prayer, leading the women in fasting and prayer, and advised against the preparations the men were making for leaving Paris )

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Sainte Geneviève désarmé Attila - Sainte Genevieve disarmed Attila 1848 Hippolyte Maindron 1801-1884 France French ( When Atilla the Hun threatened paris in 451 St. Genevieve councelled prayer, leading the women in fasting and prayer, and advised against the preparations the men were making for leaving Paris )
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When Atilla the Hun threatened paris in 451 St. Genevieve councelled prayer, leading the women in fasting and prayer, and advised against the preparations the men were making for leaving Paris. She prophesized that the place people were planning to go would be destroyed. Atilla learned that the Romans under Aetius, Theodoric the Visigothic King and the Franks were heading towards. As a result Atilla travelled to Orleans from Auxerre instead. The Life of St. Genevieve dates from c. 502.