Victor Maurus

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Victor the Moor (in Latin Victor Maurus) (born 3rd century in Mauretania; died ca. 303 in Milan) was a Christian martyr and is venerated as a saint. Victor, born into a Christian family, was a soldier in the Roman Praetorian Guard. After he had destroyed some pagan altars, he was arrested, tortured, and killed around 303. Gregory of Tours claimed miracles occurred above his grave; a church was built above the supposed site. His memorial day in May 8.

Bron: Engelse wikipedia