542 in history

Died in 542

Mar 22 Benedict of Nursia a Christian saint, honoured by the Catholic Church and the Anglican Church as the patron saint of Europe and students.
Aug 27 Caesarius of Arles the foremost ecclesiastic of his generation in Gaul. William Klingshirn’s study of Caesarius depicts that Caesarius had the reputation of a "popular preacher of great fervour and enduring influence." In all the Christian West, only Gregory the Great and Gregory of Tours overshadow him