|St. Gerard Sagredo, O.S.B.|
Statue of St. Gerard in Székesfehérvár.
|Monk, bishop and martyr|
Venice, Republic of Venice
|Died||24 September 1046
Pest, Kingdom of Hungary
|Honored in||Roman Catholic Church
|Canonized||1083 by Pope Gregory VII|
Gerard Sagredo, O.S.B. (Italian: Gerardo Sagredo; Hungarian: Sagredo Gellért) (23 April 980 – 24 September 1046), was an Italian Benedictine monk from Venice, who served in the Kingdom of Hungary (specifically in Buda), where he educated Emeric of Hungary, the son of King Stephen of Hungary. He played a major role in converting Hungary to Christianity as the Bishop of Csanád.
Gellért's martyrdom took place on 24 September 1046, during the Vata pagan uprising. His co-martyrs were Bystrik and Buldus. Allegedly he was placed on a 2-wheel cart, hauled to the hilltop and rolled down a hill, now named Gellert Hill, then still being alive at the bottom, was beaten to death. Other unverified tales report him as being put in a spiked barrel and rolled down the hill.
Canonized in 1083, along with St. Stephen and St. Emeric, Gerard is currently one of the patron saints of Hungary.
- The Hungarian Pagan Revolt of 1046 and the Martyrdom of Bishop Gellért[dead link]
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