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Saint Botvid
Born Södermanland, Sweden
Died 1120, Södermanland, Sweden
Feast 28 July

Saint Botvid was a Catholic missionary in the Swedish County of Södermanland in the 11th Century.

According to legend, he was killed with an axe while fishing. Saint Botvid is shown on the seal and coat of arms of Botkyrka Municipality, where he carries an axe and a fish. Botkyrka is Swedish and short for "Botvid's Church".

Saint Botvid is one of the guardian saints of Södermanland along with Saint Eskil who had his base in the city of Eskilstuna in eastern Södermanland.[1]

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