Saint George was born circa 280 in Cappadocia, an area that is now part of Turkey. Emperor Diocletian executed St. George circa April 23, 303, in Lydda (modern-day Lod), Palestine, for protesting Diocletian’s persecution of Christians. Circa 322, George was written about by Eusebius of Caesarea. He was made known to England by Arculphus and Adamnan in the early 700s. He was made patron saint of England in 1098, after appearing to soldiers at the Battle of Antioch.
- Name: George
- Gender: Male
- Best Known For: Saint George, Christian patron saint of England, was made known there by Arculphus and Adamnan. In a famous tale, he rescued a Libyan princess from a sea monster.
- War and Militaries
- Cultural Associations
- Arabic/Middle Eastern
- Death City: Lod [traditionally Lydda, Palestine]
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- Article Title: Saint George Biography
- Author: Biography.com Editors
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- Url: https://www.biography.com/religious-figures/saint-george
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- Last Updated: October 6, 2020
- Original Published Date: April 2, 2014