- NAME: St. George
- OCCUPATION: Saint
- BIRTH DATE: c. 201
- DEATH DATE: 300
- PLACE OF DEATH: Lod [traditionally Lydda, Palestine], Israel
- AKA: Saint George
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St. George, Christian patron saint of England, was made known there by Arculpus and Adamnan. In a famous tale, he rescued a Libyan princess from a sea monster.
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St. George was born circa 201 in Lod, Israel. Emperor Diocletian executed St. George circa April 23, 303 in Nicomedia, Turkey, for protesting Diocletian’s persecution of Christians. Circa 322, he was written about by Eusebius of Caesarea. He was made know to England by Arculpus and Adamnan in the early 700s. He was made patron saint of England in 1098, after appearing to soldiers at the Battle of Antioch.
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