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  1. Basilica of Saint-Denis - Wikipedia › wiki › Basilica_of_St_Denis

    The Basilica of St Denis ranks as an architectural landmark—as the first major structure of which a substantial part was designed and built in the Gothic style. Both stylistically and structurally, it heralded the change from Romanesque architecture to Gothic architecture .

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    The Basilica of Saint Denis is a basilica near Paris, France. It is famous for its architecture and as the burial place for many Kings of France. It is in the suburb of Saint Denis, which is in the north of Paris. Since 1966, it is the cathedral of the diocese of Saint-Denis. It is located in the Greater Paris area, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi ...

  3. Category:Burials at the Basilica of St Denis - Wikipedia › wiki › Category:Burials_at_the

    Pages in category "Burials at the Basilica of St Denis" The following 132 pages are in this category, out of 132 total. This list may not reflect recent changes ().

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  5. Basilica of Saint-Denis — Wikipedia Republished // WIKI 2 › en › Basilica_of_Saint-Denis
    • Background
    • Dagobert's Church
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    Saint Denis, a pa­tron saint of France, be­came the first bishop of Paris. He was de­cap­i­tated on the hill of Mont­martre in the mid-third cen­tury with two of his fol­low­ers, and is said to have sub­se­quently car­ried his head to the site of the cur­rent church, in­di­cat­ing where he wanted to be buried. A mar­tyriumwas erected on the site of his grave, which be­came a fa­mous place of pil­grim­age dur­ing the fifth and sixth centuries.

    Dagob­ert, the king of the Franks (reigned 628 to 637), re­founded the church as the Abbey of Saint Denis, a Bene­dic­tine monastery. Dagob­ert also com­mis­sioned a new shrine to house the saint's re­mains, which was cre­ated by his chief coun­cil­lor, Eligius, a gold­smith by train­ing. An early vitaof Saint Eligius de­scribes the shrine: 1. Above all, Eligius fabricated a mausoleum for the holy martyr Denis in the city of Paris with a wonderful marble ciborium over it marvelously decorated with gold and gems. He composed a crest [at the top of a tomb] and a magnificent frontal and surrounded the throne of the altar with golden axes in a circle. He placed golden apples there, round and jeweled. He made a pulpit and a gate of silver and a roof for the throne of the altar on silver axes. He made a covering in the place before the tomb and fabricated an outside altar at the feet of the holy martyr. So much industry did he lavish there, at the king's request, and poured out so much th...

    The Basil­ica of St Denis ranks as an ar­chi­tec­tural land­mark—as the first major struc­ture of which a sub­stan­tial part was de­signed and built in the Gothic style. Both styl­is­ti­cally and struc­turally, it her­alded the change from Ro­manesque ar­chi­tec­ture to Gothic ar­chi­tec­ture. Be­fore the term "Gothic" came into com­mon use, it was known as the "French Style" (Opus Francigenum). As it now stands, the church is a large cru­ci­form build­ing of "basil­ica" form; that is, it has a cen­tral nave with lower aisles and clerestory win­dows. It has an ad­di­tional aisle on the north­ern side formed of a row of chapels. The west front has three por­tals, a rose win­dow and one tower, on the south­ern side. The east­ern end, which is built over a crypt, is ap­si­dal, sur­rounded by an am­bu­la­tory and a chevet of nine ra­di­at­ing chapels. The basil­ica re­tains stained glass of many pe­ri­ods (al­though most of the pan­els from Suger's time have been re­moved for long-term...

    The abbey is where the kings of France and their fam­i­lies were buried for cen­turies and is there­fore often re­ferred to as the "royal necrop­o­lis of France". All but three of the mon­archs of France from the 10th cen­tury until 1789 have their re­mains here. Some mon­archs, like Clo­vis I (465–511), were not orig­i­nally buried at this site. The re­mains of Clo­vis I were ex­humed from the de­spoiled Abbey of St Genevievewhich he founded. The abbey church con­tains some fine ex­am­ples of ca­daver tombs. The ef­fi­gies of many of the kings and queens are on their tombs, but their bod­ies were re­moved dur­ing the French Rev­o­lu­tion. The an­cient mon­archs were re­moved in Au­gust 1793 to cel­e­brate the rev­o­lu­tion­ary Fes­ti­val of Re­union, then the Bour­bon and Val­ois mon­archs were re­moved to cel­e­brate the ex­e­cu­tion of Marie An­toinette in Oc­to­ber 1793. The bod­ies were dumped into three trenches and cov­ered with lime to de­stroy them. Ar­chae­ol­o­gist Alexan...


    All but three of the Kings of France are buried in the basil­ica, as well as a few other mon­archs. The re­mains of the ear­lier mon­archs were re­moved from the de­stroyed Abbey of St Genevieve. Some of the promi­nent of these are: 1. Clovis I(466–511) 2. Childebert I(496–558) 3. Aregund(515/520–580) 4. Fredegund (third wife of Chilperic I), (died 597) 5. Dagobert I(603–639) 6. Clovis II(634–657) 7. Charles Martel(686–741) 8. Pepin the Short (714–768) and his wife, Bertrada of Laon(born 710-...

    Other royalty and nobility

    1. Blanche of France (daughter of Philip IV) 2. Nicolas Henri, Duke of Orléans(1607–1611), son of Henry IV 3. Gaston, Duke of Orléans (1608–1660), son of Henry IV 3.1. Marie de Bourbon, Duchess of Montpensier(1605–1627), wife of Gaston 3.2. Marguerite of Lorraine(1615–1672), Duchess of Orléans and second wife of Gaston 3.3. Anne Marie Louise d'Orléans (1627–1693), la Grande Mademoiselle 3.4. Marguerite Louise d'Orléans(1645–1721), Grand Duchess of Tuscany 3.5. Jean Gaston d'Orléans(1650–1652)...

    The choir at sun­set
    The axial chapel of the Vir­gin
    The pipe organ
    The clerestory win­dows

    Ref­er­ences Sources 1. Félibien, Michel. 1973. Histoire de l'abbaye royale de Saint-Denys en France: Lettre-préf. de M. le Duc de Bauffremont. Introd. de Hervé Pinoteau. 1. [Nachdr. d. Ausg. Paris, 1706]. – 1973. – 524 S. Paris: Éd. du Palais Royal. 2. Saint-Denis Cathedral, Alain Erlande-Brandenburg, Editions Ouest-France, Rennes

    Gerson, Paula Lieber. (1986). Abbot Suger and Saint-Denis: a symposium, New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art. ISBN 9780870994081
    Conrad Rudolph, Artistic Change at St-Denis: Abbot Suger's Program and the Early Twelfth-Century Controversy over Art(1990)
    Conrad Rudolph, "Inventing the Gothic Portal: Suger, Hugh of Saint Victor, and the Construction of a New Public Art at Saint-Denis," Art History33 (2010) 568-595
    Conrad Rudolph, "Inventing the Exegetical Stained-Glass Window: Suger, Hugh, and a New Elite Art," Art Bulletin93 (2011) 399-422
  6. Basilica o St Denis - Wikipedia › wiki › Basilica_of_St_Denis

    The Basilica o Saunt Denis (French: kent as Basilique royale de Saint-Denis, or simply Basilique Saint-Denis) is a muckle medieval abbey kirk in the ceety o Saint-Denis, nou a northren suburb o Paris

  7. Talk:Basilica of Saint-Denis - Wikipedia › wiki › Talk:Basilica_of_St_Denis

    HOWEVER, Basilica of Saint Denis = 5,620 hits, but Saint Denis Basilica = 13,000 hits, which again is a significant difference. Bringing the Naming Conventions for Buildings Named after People into it (yes, we do have some), it rather looks as if the article should be at St. Denis' Basilica HeartofaDog ( talk ) 16:52, 25 March 2009 (UTC)

  8. Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis - Wikipedia › wiki › Saint-Denis,_Seine-Saint-Denis

    Saint-Denis is home to the royal necropolis of the Basilica of Saint-Denis and was also the location of the associated abbey. It is also home to France's national football and rugby stadium, the Stade de France, built for the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Saint-Denis is a formerly industrial suburb currently changing its economic base.

  9. Clovis I - Wikipedia › wiki › Clovis_I

    Tomb of Clovis I at the Basilica of St Denis in Saint Denis Clovis was born a pagan but later became interested in converting to Arian Christianity , whose followers believed that Jesus was a distinct and separate being from God the Father , both subordinate to and created by Him.

  10. Fulrad - Wikipedia › wiki › Saint_Fulrad

    New Basilica of St. Denis. Abbot Fulrad oversaw the new construction of the church of St. Denis. This took place under Charlemagne. Fulrad's church had smaller elements such as arches and transepts, it did however have classical elements had its design, strong Byzantine influence and metal work throughout the Basilica. “A diploma of ...

  11. List of Catholic basilicas - Wikipedia › wiki › List_of_basilicas

    This is a complete list of basilicas of the Catholic Church.A basilica is a church with certain privileges conferred on it by the Pope.. Not all churches with "basilica" in their title actually have the ecclesiastical status, which can lead to confusion, since it is also an architectural term for a church-building style.