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(d. 303)


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(d. 303),

martyr. Known as Victor Maurus, a Moor who was a soldier in the Praetorian Guard, he died for his faith at Milan under Maximian. Many churches, especially in the diocese of Milan, are dedicated to him, but his cult was extended to other centres of western Europe, including England (from the 9th century). Like his namesake of Marseilles, little is known of him, but hagiographers have invented fictitious details. Feast: 8 May.

AA.SS. Maii II (1680), 286–90; C.M.H., pp. 238–254; B.L.S., vii. 161–2.

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