Member of the imperial Byzantine court. One of the 42 Martyrs of Amorium who were captured by invading Muslims, imprisoned for seven years, and then murdered when they refused to convert to Islam. Martyr.
- beheaded on 6 March 845 in Samarra (in modern Iraq) on the banks of the Euphrates river by Ethiopian slaves
- body thrown into the river, but later recovered by local Christians and given proper burial
- one of a large group of men (the head count varies) dressed as imperial Byzantine courtiers
- “Saint Bassoes of Amorium“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 March 2017. Web. 26 April 2017. <>