- born 650 in Athens, Greece.
- died 710 in Nimes, France.
- A hermit and and abbot who was known for his great sanctity and his miracles.
- He founded a Monastery Saint-Giles-du-Gard which became a stop on the pilgrim Way of Saint James.
- He is the Patron Saint of cripples, breast cancer, breast feeding, and he is often invoked against mental illness and depression.