New Catholic Dictionary – Blessed Alexander Briant


Jesuit martyr. Born Somersetshire, England, c.1556; died Tyburn, England, 1581. A pupil of Father Persons at Oxford, he was ordained at Rheims, assigned to the English Mission, arrested, and executed after frightful tortures.

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Alexander Briant”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 27 July 2012. Web. 27 November 2015. <>