Brother-in-law of the Byzantine empress Theodora. Held the high-ranking title of magistros in the Byzantine imperial 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. He was the first one they tried to convert, and the first one they executed when they finally gave up.
- 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 Constantine Baboutzikos“. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 March 2017. Web. 27 March 2017. <>