Blessed Estêvão Vasques

Also known as

  • Estevam Vaz



Member of the Knights of Santiago de Castilla. During the re-conquest of the Iberian peninsula from the Muslims by Christian forces, in a period of truce between the armies, Estêvão was allowed to leave the Portuguese camp to hunt. Near Tavira, Portugal, he and his companions were ambushed and killed by a Muslim force. Making a reprisal attack, the Portuguese army took the city of Tavira. Blessed Estêvão and his companions were considered to be martyrs as they died in an action defending the faith.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Estêvão Vasques“. CatholicSaints.Info. 7 June 2016. Web. 23 January 2022. <>