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List of Christian martyrs

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List of Christian martyrs

This is a list of reputed martyrs of Christianity. The list can never be fully complete, and it includes only notable people with WorldHeritage articles. Not all Christian denominations accept every figure on this list as a martyr, see the linked articles for fuller discussion.

Apostolic Age—1st century

"Martyrdom of St. Paul", Tintoretto

According to Acts of the Apostles

According to Flavius Josephus

According to early Christian tradition

According to late or local Christian tradition

Largely or wholly legendary

Age of Martyrdom—2nd to 4th centuries

The martyrdom of St. Alban, from a 13th-century manuscript, now in the Trinity College Library, Dublin. Note the executioner's eyes falling out of his head.

According to early Christian tradition or with some historical attestation within a hundred years of the event

According to late Christian tradition or with some historical attestation more than a hundred years after the event

Largely or wholly legendary

Middle Ages—5th to 15th centuries

Reformation Era—16th century

Dirk Willems etching from Martyrs Mirror.
"Death of Cranmer", from the 1887 Foxe's Book of Martyrs

Modern Era—17th to 21st centuries

Largely or wholly legendary


Feodosia Morozova, an Old Believer being arrested by Czarist authorities.
An illustration depicts the brutal death of Father Luís Jayme by the hands of angry natives at Mission San Diego de Alcalá in Alta California, November 4, 1775.

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