Saint Quentin: The Iconography

In Augusta Veromanduorum [now called St.-Quentin, Aisne] in Gaul, St. Quentin. He was a Roman citizen of senatorial rank who suffered martyrdom under the Emperor Maximinian. Fifty-five years later his body was revealed by an angel and found incorrupt. – Roman Martyrology for October 31

St. Quentin was beheaded after remarkably cruel tortures.

  • Feast day: October 31
  • Died circa 285

Prepared in 2014 by Richard Stracke, Emeritus Professor of English, Augusta University, revised 2015-11-02.


Jacob Jordaens, The Martyrdom of St. Quentin, circa 1650: Watercolor, gouache, 406x293 mm. (Source: Web Gallery of Art)