Saint Aemilianus

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Saint Aemilianus
Saint Aemilius
Born c. 5th century
Died 484
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church,
Eastern Orthodox Church
Canonized Pre-Congregation
Feast 6 December (Catholicism)
7 December (Orthodoxy)

Saint Aemilianus (or Aemilius) lived in the 5th century AD, and is known as a physician, confessor, and martyr.[1] In the reign of the Arian Vandal King Huneric (477–484 AD), he became emmired in the Arian persecution in Africa. When he resisted conversion to Arianism, he was put to death by being flayed alive.[2]

His feast day is celebrated on December 6 in Roman Catholicism, and on December 7 in Eastern Orthodoxy.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ Greenhill, William Alexander (1867). "Aemilianus (4)". In Smith, William. Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology. 1. Boston. p. 30. 
  2. ^ Englebert, Omer (1994). The Lives of the Saints. Barnes & Noble Publishing. p. 465. ISBN 1-56619-516-0. 
  3. ^ Martyrol. Rom. ed. Baron.
  4. ^ Victor Vitensis, De Persecut. Vandal, v. 1, with Ruinart's notes, Paris. 8vo. 1694
  5. ^ Bzovius, Nomenclator Sanctorum Professione Medicorum

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domainSmith, William, ed. (1870). "article name needed". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.