She was a queen, the wife of King Clovis of the Franks, who brought the French people as a nation into the Catholic Church in 496, when he was baptized at Rheims by Saint Remigius. Her husband, King Clovis, died in 511. Saint Clotilde was left a widow for thirty-four years. She lived the rest of her life as much a nun as she was a queen. She endured great sufferings for the Catholic Faith. Her favorite patron saint in Heaven was Saint Martin of Tours. She died not far from his tomb, at the age of seventy-one.