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Victor the Moor
Martyr
Born 3rd century, Mauretania, Africa
Died c. 303, Milan, Italy
Venerated in Roman Catholic Church
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Feast 8 May
Attributes man being thrown into a furnace; man roasted in an oven; Moorish soldier trampling on a broken altar
Patronage Varese, Italy

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.

Veneration

Gregory of Tours claimed miracles occurred above his grave; a church was built above the supposed site. His cult was particularly promoted by Saint Ambrose, fourth-century bishop of Milan and numerous churches have been dedicated to him in the city itself and throughout the Diocese of Milan and its neighbours.

His memorial day is May 8 in the Roman Catholic Church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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