Saint Defendente the Theban

detail of an Italian holy card of Saint Defendente the Theban as patron of Romano di Lombardia, Italy; date and artist unknown; swiped from Santi e BeatiAlso known as

  • Defendente of Thebes
  • Defendens…

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Christian soldier in the Theban Legion of the imperial Roman army. Martyred by emperor Maximian for refusing to sacrifice to pagan gods prior to a battle.

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MLA Citation

  • “Saint Defendente the Theban“. CatholicSaints.Info. 2 January 2017. Web. 24 February 2017. <>