Book of Saints – Simplicius, Fortunatus and Beatrix

statue of Saint Beatrice of Rome, colonnade of Saint Peter's Basilica, Rome, Italy, c.1666, artist unknownArticle

(Saints) Martyrs (July 29) (4th century) Simplicius and Fortunatus, two brothers, were beheaded in Rome as Christians under Diocletian (A.D. 303), and to their remains an honourable burial was given by their sister Beatrix, who herself was soon afterwards arrested and strangled in prison.

MLA Citation

  • Monks of Ramsgate. “Simplicius, Fortunatus and Beatrix”. Book of Saints, 1921. CatholicSaints.Info. 29 July 2016. Web. 23 February 2019. <>