Saint Aemilianus

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Saint Aemilianus
Saint Aemilius
Bornc. 5th century
Venerated inRoman Catholic Church,
Eastern Orthodox Church
Feast6 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, 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]

Aemilianus' 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). "Aemilianus (4)". Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology.