Blessed Ottone of Toulouse

Also known as

  • Ottone da Tolosa



Born to the French nobilty; brother of a viscount of Narborne; uncle of the queen of Navarre. Joined the Mercedarians. Sent to Constantinople to ransom two imprisoned Mercedarian brothers, Ottone was immediately imprisoned himself. When sultan Bajazet II learned that Ottone was a member of the nobility, he had the prisoner brought to him and asked why he had not brought it up to obtain better treatment; Ottone explained that he had abandoned worldly titles to serve Christ, and began explaining Christianity. The sultan had him thrown back into his cell and then murdered. Martyr.


Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Blessed Ottone of Toulouse“. CatholicSaints.Info. 21 December 2013. Web. 18 June 2021. <>