Saint Alban of Britain

detail of a stained glass window of Saint Alban of Britain, date unknown, artist unknown; church of Saint Mary, Sledmere, East Riding of Yorkshire, England; photographed on 8 August 2009 by DaveWebster14; swiped from Wikimedia CommonsAlso known as

  • Alban of Verulam
  • Albano of….
  • Auban of….
  • Aubin of….
  • Albain of….
  • Albane of….
  • Albans of….
  • Albe of….
  • Proto-Martyr of Britain



Soldier in the imperial Roman army of Diocletian. Convert, brought to the faith by Saint Amphibalus of Verulam whom he had sheltered. The first martyr in Britain, dying in the persecutions of Diocletian.


  • c.303 at Verulam (Verulamium) (modern Saint Albans, England)




MLA Citation

  • “Saint Alban of Britain“. CatholicSaints.Info. 20 June 2015. Web. 13 October 2015. <>