397 in history

Born in 397

Sep 17 Archbishop Nectarius of Constantinople the archbishop of Constantinople from AD 381 until his death, the successor to Saint Gregory Nazianzus.

Died in 397

Apr 4 Ambrose a bishop of Milan who became one of the most influential ecclesiastical figures of the 4th century. He was consular prefect of Liguria and Emilia, headquartered in Milan, before being made bishop of Milan by popular acclamation in 374. Ambrose was a staunch opponent of Arianism, and has been accused of fostering persecutions both of Arians and of Jews and pagans
Nov 8 Martin of Tours Bishop of Tours, whose shrine in France became a famous stopping-point for pilgrims on the road to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. He has become one of the most familiar and recognisable Christian saints. As he was born in what is now Szombathely, Hungary, spent much of his childhood in Pavia, Italy, and lived most of his adult life in France, he is considered a spiritual bridge across Europe