Presbyters Uniwersytet Warszawski
ER 1823
Presbyter Transobadus from Rodez (Gaul) is not chosen for the bishopric of Rodez for the second time, AD 584. Account of Gregory of Tours, "Histories", Tours (Gaul), AD 584–594.
Theodosius Rutenorum episcopus, qui sancto Dalmatio successerat, diem obiit. In qua ecclesia in tantum pro episcopatu intentiones et scandala orta convaluerunt, ut paene sacris ministeriorum vasis et omni facultate meliori nudaretur. Verumtamen Transobadus presbiter reiecitur, et Innocentius Gabalitanorum comis eligitur ad episcopatum, opitulante Brunichilde regina.
Innocentius then accused Bishop Ursicinus of Cahors of illegally seizing some parishes belonging to Rodez.
(ed. Krusch 1937: 309)
Theodosius, Bishop of Rodez, who succeeded saint Dalmatius [see [1780]], died at that time. The tensions and scandals born due to episcopal [ambitions] reached such an extent in this church that it was almost stripped of its sacred vessels and all valuable possessions. Still, Presbyter Transobadus was rejected and Count Innocentius of Javols was elected to the episcopate, who was supported by Queen Brunichildis.
Innocentius then accused Bishop Ursicinus of Cahors of illegally seizing some parishes belonging to Rodez.
(trans. Thorpe 1974: 370–371, altered and summarised by J. Szafranowski)


These events took place roughly four years after Theodosius became bishop of Rodez in 580, when Transobadus also tried to secure the bishopric for himself [1780].

Place of event:

  • Gaul
  • Rodez

About the source:

Author: Gregory of Tours
Title: The History of the Franks, Gregorii episcopi Turonensis historiarum libri X, Histories
Origin: Tours (Gaul)
Denomination: Catholic/Nicene/Chalcedonian
Gregory of Tours (Gaul) wrote his ten books of Histories (known commonly in English as the History of the Franks) during his episcopal reign in Tours between 573 and 594. The books vary in scope and length. The first book covers 5,596 years from the creation of the world to AD 397, that is the death of Saint Martin of Tours, Gregory`s predecessor in bishopric. The second book deals with the history of Gaul between 397 and 511, the latter being the year of death of King Clovis I. The third and fourth books cover the next 64 years till the death of Austrasian King Sigibert II in 575. Finally, the following six books describe exclusively the sixteen years from 575 to 591. Probably in 594, Gregory added the list of bishops of Tours in the end of the Histories, with brief accounts of their actions.
B. Krusch ed., Gregorii Episcopi Turonensis Historiarum Libri X [in:] Monumenta Germaniae Historica, Scriptores rerum Merovingiciarum 1.1, Hannover 1884 (repr. 1951): 1­-537.
Gregory of Tours, The History of the Franks, trans. L. Thorpe, London 1974.


Described by a title - Presbyter/πρεσβύτερος
Ecclesiastical administration - Administering Church property
Economic status and activity - Buying & selling
    Relation with - Noble
    Further ecclesiastical career - None
    Episcopal ambitions
    Please quote this record referring to its author, database name, number, and, if possible, stable URL: J. Szafranowski, Presbyters in the Late Antique West, ER1823,