List of Christian martyrs

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This is a list of reputed martyrs of Christianity. The list can never be fully complete, and it includes only notable people with Wikipedia articles. Not all Christian denominations accept every figure on this list as a martyr or Christian, see the linked articles for fuller discussion.

Apostolic Age—1st century[edit]

"Martyrdom of St. Paul", Tintoretto

According to Acts of the Apostles[edit]

According to Josephus[edit]

According to early Christian tradition[edit]

According to late or local Christian tradition[edit]

Largely or wholly legendary[edit]

Age of Martyrdom—2nd to 4th centuries[edit]

The martyrdom of St. Alban, from a 13th-century manuscript, now in the Trinity College Library, Dublin. Note the executioner's eyes falling out of his head.

According to early Christian tradition or with some historical attestation within a hundred years of the event[edit]

According to late Christian tradition or with some historical attestation more than a hundred years after the event[edit]

Largely or wholly legendary[edit]

Middle Ages—5th to 15th centuries[edit]

Reformation Era—16th century[edit]

Dirk Willems etching from Martyrs Mirror.
"Death of Cranmer", from the 1887 Foxe's Book of Martyrs

Modern Era—17th to 21st centuries[edit]

Largely or wholly legendary[edit]


Feodosia Morozova, an Old Believer being arrested by Czarist authorities.
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.

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