Deacon in Milan, Italy. Ordained by Saint Eustogius II. Fled to Seville, Spain to escape Arian persecution; he was chosen archbishop of Seville in 522 and served for 17 years. Martyred by Totila, king of the Arian Ostrogoths.
- in Hungary
- beheaded on 4 July 546 at Bourges, France
- Totila sent the severed head of Laurian to Seville, Spain as a message about the power of the Arians; locals credited the arrival of the relic with ending a plague they were suffering
- surviving relics enshrined at Seville
- “Saint Laurian of Seville“. CatholicSaints.Info. 30 June 2013. Web. 25 August 2016. <>