List Of Christian Martyr’s 60 A.D.-2016

This Page Lists 169 Events Of Christian Martyrdom In The Past 2,000 Years

The Book of Acts

  1. Saint Stephen [Acts 7:58–60]
  2. “Martyrdom of St. Paul”, Tintoretto
  3. Saint Stephen [Acts 7:58–60]
  4. James, son of Zebedee [Acts 12:1-2]
  5. James, brother of Jesus [1]
  6. According to early Christian tradition
  7. Saint Peter, first attested by Tertullian about AD 200[2]
  8. Paul the Apostle, first attested by Ignatius probably about AD 110[3]
  9. According to late or local Christian tradition
  10. Mark the Evangelist[4]
  11. Philip the Apostle – conflicting accounts [5]
  12. Andrew the Apostle[6]
  13. Jude the Apostle [7]
  14. Bartholomew the Apostle – conflicting accounts[8]
  15. Thomas the Apostle[9]
  16. Largely or wholly legendary
  17. Simon the Zealot, varying and contradictory late traditions.[10][11]

Age of Martyrdom—2nd to 4th centuries

  1. Pope St Fabian and Saint Sebastian, Giovanni di Paolo
  2. The martyrdom of St. Alban
  3. Polycarp of Smyrna[12]
  4. Justin Martyr[13]
  5. Scillitan Martyrs[14]
  6. Perpetua and Felicity[15]
  7. Ptolemaeus and Lucius[16]
  8. Pothinus, bishop of Lyon, with Blandina and several others, the “Martyrs of Lyon and Vienne”[17][18]
  9. Pope Fabian[19]
  10. Saint Sebastian[20]
  11. Saint Agnes[21]
  12. Felix and Adauctus[22]
  13. Marcellinus and Peter[23]
  14. Forty Martyrs of Sebaste[24]
  15. Euphemia[25]
  16. Cyprian[26]
  17. Saint Alban[27]
  18. Ignatius of Antioch[28]
  19. Gelasinus[29]
  20. Saint Pancras[30]
  21. Saint Valentine[31]
  22. Saint Petronilla[32]
  23. Largely or wholly legendary
  24. Saint Afra [33]
  25. Saint George[34]
  26. Januarius[35]
  27. Vincent of Saragossa[36]
  28. Saint Behnam[37]
  29. Saint Lucy[38]
  30. Lawrence of Rome[39]
  31. Saint Cecilia[40]
  32. Catherine of Alexandria[41]
  33. Vitus[42]
  34. Pelagia of Tarsus[43]
  35. Sophia the Martyr and her three daughters Faith, Hope and Charity[44]

Middle Ages—5th to 15th centuries

  1. Valentine and Engratia, ca. 715, Hermit martyrs of Segovia
  2. Ludmila of Bohemia, 921
  3. King Edward the Martyr, 979
  4. Jovan Vladimir, 1014
  5. Stanislaus of Szczepanów, 1079
  6. Saint Thomas Becket, 1170
  7. Buzád Hahót, 1241
  8. Tsar Lazar, 1389
  9. John Huss (Jan Huss), 1415
  10. Jerome of Prague, 1416
  11. Joan of Arc, 1431

Reformation Era—16th Century

  1. Dirk Willems etching from Martyrs Mirror.
  2. “Death of Cranmer”, from the 1887 Foxe’s Book of Martyrs
  3. Jan de Bakker, 1525, burned at the stake
  4. Felix Manz, 1527
  5. Patrick Hamilton, 1528
  6. George Blaurock, 1529
  7. St Thomas More, 1535, executed
  8. St John Fisher, 1535
  9. William Tyndale, 1535
  10. Carthusian Martyrs, 1535–1537
  11. St. Arthur of Glastonbury, 1539
  12. Margaret Pole, 1541
  13. Juan de Padilla, Spanish missionary to New Mexico, 1542
  14. Anne Askew, 1546
  15. George Wishart, 1546
  16. Matthew Hammond, 1549
  17. Luis de Cancer, Spanish missionary to La Florida, 1549
  18. Hugh Latimer, 1555
  19. Nicholas Ridley, 1555
  20. Rowland Taylor, 1555
  21. John Hooper, 1555
  22. John Rogers, 1555
  23. William Hunter, 1555
  24. Lawrence Saunders, 1555
  25. Thomas Cranmer, 1556
  26. Dirk Willems, 1569
  27. St Edmund Campion, 1581
  28. Margaret Ball, 1584
  29. The Forty Martyrs of England and Wales, various dates

Modern Era—17th to 21st Centuries

  1. Indian martyr
  2. Devasahayam Pillai, 1712-1752
  3. Feodosia Morozova, an Old Believer being arrested by Czarist authorities.
  4. An illustration depicts the brutal death of Father Luís Jayme by the hands of angry natives at Mission San Diego de Alcalá in Alta California, November 4, 1775.
  5. Rani Maria Vattalil
  6. Martyrs of Japan
  7. Kakure Kirishitan
  8. Francis Taylor, 1621
  9. Vietnamese Martyrs, 1625 – 1886
  10. Magdalene of Nagasaki, 1634
  11. Lorenzo Ruiz, 1637
  12. Canadian Martyrs, North American Martyrs, 1642–1649
  13. Arthur Bell, 1643
  14. Isaac Jogues, 1646 (French Jesuit in New York killed by Indians)
  15. John de Britto, 1647-1693, born in Portugal and beheaded in India
  16. Francis Ferdinand de Capillas (Dominican missionary to China), 1648
  17. Diego Luis de San Vitores and Pedro Calungsod, 1672
  18. Feodosia Morozova (Old Believer), 1675
  19. Oliver Plunkett, 1681
  20. Felipe Songsong, 1685
  21. Constantin Brâncoveanu, 1714
  22. Vicente Liem de la Paz (Tonkinese Dominican), 1773
  23. Luís Jayme, Spanish missionary to Alta California, 1775
  24. Cosmas of Aetolia, 1779
  25. Francisco Garcés, Spanish missionary to Alta California, 1781
  26. Martyrs of Compiegne, 1794
  27. Andrés Quintana, Spanish missionary to Alta California, 1812
  28. Chinese Martyrs (various Christian denominations), 19th and 20th centuries
  29. Andrew Dung-Lac (Vietnamese Catholic), 1839
  30. Joseph Smith, Jr., founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, born Dec. 23, 1805, Sharon, Vt., U.S.—died June 27, 1844, Carthage, Ill.
  31. Hyrum Smith, 1844
  32. Korean Martyrs, 1839, 1846, 1866
  33. Peter Chanel (Catholic priest), 1841
  34. Andrew Kim Taegon, 1846
  35. Marcus Whitman, 1847
  36. Narcissa Whitman, 1847
  37. Lucy Yi Zhenmei, one of the 19th century Chinese Catholic Martyrs, 1862
  38. Thomas Baker, 1867, English missionary killed and eaten, Fiji
  39. Martyrs of Uganda, 1885–1887
  40. Esther John 1929-1960, Found Killed in Chichawatni commemorated at Westminster Abbey.
  41. Maria Goretti (also a rape victim), 1902
  42. Grand Duchess Elizabeth Fyodorovna, 1918
  43. Nun Barbara (Yakovleva), 1918
  44. Saints of the Cristero War 1926-1927
  45. Miguel Pro, 1927
  46. Cristóbal Magallanes Jara, 1927
  47. Toribio Romo González, 1928
  48. Manche Masemola, (1913–1928)
  49. José Sánchez del Río 1928
  50. Innocencio of Mary Immaculate 1934
  51. Bartolome Blanco Marquez, 1936
  52. Martyrs of the Spanish Civil War 1934, 1936–1939
  53. Paul Schneider (pastor), 1939
  54. Maximilian Kolbe (Polish Franciscan, died at Auschwitz), 1941
  55. Edith Stein (Carmelite nun, died at Auschwitz), 1942
  56. Lucian Tapiedi, 1942
  57. Franz Jägerstätter, 1943
  58. Dusty Miller (Martyr), 1945, a Methodist layman killed as a P.O.W. of the Japanese in Thailand during World War II.
  59. Dietrich Bonhoeffer, (April 9, 1945) Lutheran Pastor and member of the German Resistance
  60. Rolando Rivi, fourteen-year-old Seminarian 1945
  61. Theodore Romzha, 1947
  62. Beda Chang, 1951
  63. Zdenka Cecilia Schelingová, 1955
  64. Jim Elliot, 1956
  65. Nate Saint, 1956, killed while attempting to evangelize the Waodani people
  66. Ed McCully, 1956
  67. Pete Fleming, 1956
  68. Boyax Baga, 1956
  69. ChengHua Yu, 1956
  70. Wang Zhiming (1907 – December 29, 1973) Chinese pastor, publicly executed
  71. Janani Jakaliya Luwum (1922 – 17 February 1977), Archbishop of Uganda.
  72. Óscar Romero (August 15, 1917 – March 24, 1980), Archbishop of San Salvador
  73. Rani Maria Vattalil, 25 February 1995, India
  74. Kosheh Martyrs, Egypt, 1998–2000
  75. Martin Burnham, 2002
  76. Nag Hammadi martyrs, Egypt 2010
  77. Jacques Hamel – Priest killed in the 2016 Normandy church attack.

NOTES:

  1.  Lyons, George. Antiquities of the Jews – Book XX, Chapter 9. Retrieved 6 December 2016.
  2. Quintus Septimius Florens, Tertullian. “Prescription Against Heretics Chapter XXXVI”. ccel.org. Retrieved 1 June 2015. “Since, moreover, you are close upon Italy, you have Rome, from which there comes even into our own hands the very authority (of apostles themselves). How happy is its church, on which apostles poured forth all their doctrine along with their blood; where Peter endures a passion like his Lord’s; where Paul wins his crown in a death like John’s[the Baptist]; where the Apostle John was first plunged, unhurt, into boiling oil, and thence remitted to his island-exile.”
  3. Ignatius of Antioch, Letter to the Ephesians, Chapter XII
  4. Pope Shenouda IIIThe Beholder of God Mark the Evangelist Saint and Martyr, Chapter Seven. Tasbeha.org
  5. Schaff, Philip (1885). “Ante-Nicene Fathers, Volume 8”Christian Classics Ethereal Library. Retrieved 14 March 2007.
  6. The legends surrounding Andrew are discussed in F. Dvornik, “The Idea of Apostolicity in Byzantium and the Legend of the Apostle Andrew”, Dumbarton Oaks Studies, IV (Cambridge) 1958.
  7. “CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Apocrypha”.
  8. CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Bartholomew”.
  9. Farmer, David (2011). The Oxford Dictionary of Saints, Fifth Edition Revised. Oxford University Press. p. 418. ISBN 978-0199596607.
  10. Jones, Terry H. “Saint Simon the Apostle”. Saints.SQPN.com. Retrieved 29 March 2010.
  11. “St. Simon of Zealot”. Catholic Online. Retrieved 29 March 2010.
  12.  Henry Wace, Dictionary of Christian Biography and Literature to the End of the Sixth Century A.D., with an Account of the Principal Sects and Heresiess.v. “Polycarpus, bishop of Smyrna”.
  13. Lebreton, J. (1910). St. Justin Martyr. In The Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. Retrieved November 2, 2013.
  14. Smith, Clyde Curry. “Speratus”, Dictionary of African Christian Biography, 2004
  15.  Foley O.F.M., Leonard. Saint of the Day, (revised by Pat McCloskey O.F.M.), Franciscan Media ISBN 978-0-86716-887-7
  16. Latin Saints of the Orthodox Patriarchate of Rome
  17.  Whitehead, Kenneth D. “Witnesses of the Passion”, Touchstone Magazine
  18. “The Letter of the Churchs of Vienna and Lyons to the Churches of Asia and Phrygia”, Medieval Sourcebook, Fordham University
  19. Meier, Gabriel (1909). “Pope St. Fabian” in The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 5. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  20. Fr. Paolo O. Pirlo, SHMI (1997). “St. Sebastian”. My First Book of Saints. Sons of Holy Mary Immaculate – Quality Catholic Publications. pp. 22–23. ISBN 971-91595-4-5.
  21. NPNF210. Ambrose: Selected Works and Letters – Christian Classics Ethereal Library”. Ccel.org. 2005-06-01. Retrieved 2009-01-21.
  22. Sts. Felix and Adauctus”Catholic Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  23. Amore, Agostino (5 Nov 2008). “Santi Marcellino e Pietro”. Santi e Beati. Retrieved January 9, 2009.
  24. Homilies xix in P.G., XXXI, 507 sqq.
  25. “St. Euphemia the All-Praised”, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese
  26. Chapman, John. “St. Cyprian of Carthage.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 4. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. 15 Jan. 2013
  27. Bede. “Ecclesiastical History of the English People”Internet History Sourcebook. Fordham University. Retrieved 3 November 2013.
  28. Chronicle, from the Latin translation of Jerome, p. 276.
  29. Butler, Alban (1799). The Lives of the Primitive Fathers, Martyrs, and other Principal Saints: Compiled from Original Monuments, and other Authenic Records: Illustrated with the Remarks of Judicious Modern Critics and Historians (3rd ed.). Edinburgh: J. Moir for J. P. Coghlan.
  30. Hubertus Drobner, Der heilige Pankratius: Leben, Legende und Verehrung 2nd rev. ed. 2005.
  31. XVI kalendas Martii Interamnae Via Flaminia miliario ab Urbe Roma LXIII natale Valentini.” In J. B. de Rossi, p. 20 (XVI KL. MAR.). See also M. Schoepflin, p. 40: “the original text”.
  32. St. Petronilla”Wikimedia. Catholic Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17 May 2017.
  33. Kirsch, Johann Peter. “St. Afra.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 1. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1907. 12 Apr. 2013
  34. Attwater, Donald (1995) [1965]. Dictionary of Saints (Third ed.). London: Penguin Reference.
  35. Herbert Thurston (1913). “St. Januarius“. In Herbermann, Charles. Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.
  36. Mershman, Francis. “St. Vincent.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 15. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1912. 12 Feb. 2015
  37. Two thousand years of Coptic Christianity, Otto Friedrich August Meinardus
  38. CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: St. Lucy”.
  39. Kirsch, Johann Peter. “St. Lawrence.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 9. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910. 9 February 2013″.
  40. Kirsch, Johann Peter. “St. Cecilia”, The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 3. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. 24 April 2013.
  41. Clugnet, Léon. “St. Catherine of Alexandria.” The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 3. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1908. 1 May 2013″. Newadvent.org. 1908-11-01. Retrieved 2013-08-26.
  42. Sts. Vitus, Modestus, and Crescentia”Wikimedia. Catholic Encyclopedia. Retrieved 21 December 2016.
  43. Pelagia”Wikimedia. Catholic Encyclopedia. Retrieved 17 May2017.
  44. Saint Sophia”Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America.