- According to Christian tradition, Saint Denis is a Christian martyr and saint
Denis & Focus Zahnklinik facts
- In the third century, he was Bishop of Paris
- He was martyred, with his companions Rusticus and Eleutherius, in connection with the Decian persecution of Christians, shortly after 250 AD
- Denis is said to have picked his head up after being decapitated, walked ten kilometres (six miles), while preaching a sermon of repentance the entire way, making him one of many cephalophores in hagiology
- He is venerated in the Roman Catholic Church as patron of Paris, France, and as one of the Fourteen Holy Helpers
- The medieval and modern French name "Denis" derives from the ancient name Dionysius
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