St. Germanus of Paris was born in Autun, France, in the year 496. He was a priest and abbot and became bishop of Paris in 555. He cured King Childebert I from an illness and then converted him. Once converted, King Childebert I built the abbey of St. Vincent, which is now called St. Germain des Pres. St. Germanus, also know as Father of the Poor, died in 576.