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Tonantius Ferreolus, Senator

Male 440 - 517  (77 years)

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  • Name Tonantius Ferreolus  
    Suffix Senator 
    Nickname Tonance Ferreol 
    Born 440 
    Gender Male 
    Died 517 
    • Tonantius Ferreolus (also called Tonance Ferréol) (440 or say 450 – 511 or after 517), Vir clarissimus between 507 and 511, was a Roman Senator who lived in Narbonne, then Narbo, and a Senator of Narbonne between 479 and 517. He was also present and seen at Rome in 469 and 475 and was known to be a friend and relative of Sidonius Apollinaris. He was the son of Tonantius Ferreolus and wife Papianilla. His wife's name was thought to have been lost to the ages but, according to the reference below she was Industria of Narbonne, then Narbo, born ca 450 or 465, whom he married before 475, daughter of Flavius Probus, Roman Senator, and wife Eulalia (?) (a german cousin of Sidonius Apollinaris).

      Tonantius Ferreolus was a witness when Sidonius Apollinaris, then bishop of Clermont, between 461 and 467, sent a letter to his friend, Donidius, describing a visit he made, a "most delightful time in the most beautiful country in the company of Tonantius Ferreolus (the elder) and Apollinaris, the most charming hosts in the world". He was on the estates of his father when Sidonius Appolinarius visited between 461 and 467. As Sidonius relates, "at Prusianum, as the other (estate) is called, (the young) Tonantius and his brothers turned out of their beds for us because we could not be always dragging our gear about: they are surely the elect among the nobles of our own age".

      He was visited by his cousin St. Apollinaris of Valence in 517.


      • Ferreolus, Senator of Narbonne, father of the Gallo-Roman Senator Ansbertus
      • Ruricius (d. 506, 507 or shortly after 507), Bishop of Uzès
      • Firminus, Bishop of Uzès in 507 (ca 490 – 538, 551 or October 11, 553), Feast Day October 11
      • Fadentius, the father of St. Ferreolus, Bishop of Uzès (553 ; January 4, 581), Feast Day January 4, and Saint Tarsicia of Rodez (died ca 600), Feast Day January 15
    Person ID I40854  Johnson & Hanson
    Last Modified 3 Jan 2022 

    Father Tonantius Ferreolus, (prefect),   b. 410,   d. 475 
    Mother Paianilla,   b. c. 415 
    Family ID F14578  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Industria,   b. 450 
    +1. Ferreolus, Senator of Narbonne,   b. 470 or 475
     2. Firminus, Bishop,   b. 490,   d. 538, 551 or 11 Oct 553  (Age 63 years)
     3. Fadentius
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F14574  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart