Born to the Italian nobility. Friend and court favourite of Roman Emperor Diocletian who repeatedly honoured and rewarded him until he learned that Adaucus was a Christian. He then had Adaucus and a number of fellow Christians executed. Martyr.
- Book of Saints, by the Monks of Ramsgate
- Catholic Online
- Dictionary of Saints, by John Delaney
- Our Sunday Visitor’s Encyclopedia of Saints
- “Saint Adaucus of Phrygia“. CatholicSaints.Info. 11 August 2012. Web. 24 August 2016. <>