April 23, 2001
volume 12, no. 113

Events throughout Church History that occurred on April 23rd

  • 303 A.D.
  • Death of Saint George by beheading at the order of Diocletian. This martyred soldier is not only the Patron Saint of England and Portugal, but also of soldiers and the Boy Scouts of America.

  • 981 A.D.
  • Death of Saint Adalbert of Magdeburg also of Prague who was an Archbishop who played a key role in the conversion of Russia.

  • 1014 A.D.
  • Brian Boru, King of Ireland defeats the Danes at the Battle of Clondarf, preserving the faith in the emerald isle.

  • 1445 A.D.
  • Margaret of Anjou marries King Henry VI, monarch of England with the blessings of Pope Eugene IV.

  • 1500 A.D.
  • Explorer Pedro Alvarez de Cabral lands in Brazil and proclaims it for Portugal, bringing the faith to this largest of South American countries.

April 23, 2001
volume 12, no. 113
TIME CAPSULES in Church History
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