and Pope Clement VII were both killed by enemies who poisoned them with deadly mushrooms.
ST VALENTINE'S DAY Circa 270: St Valentine was thought to have been martyred by Roman Emperor Claudius II
ON THIS DAY ST VALENTINE'S DAY Circa 270: St Valentine was thought to have been martyred by Roman Emperor Claudius II
CIRCA 270: Saint Valentine was thought to have been martyred by Roman Emperor Claudius II
. 1766: Thomas Robert Malthus, economist and author of An Essay On The Principles Of Population (1798), was born.
Valentine was a priest who earned the ire of Roman Emperor Claudius II
Emperor Claudius II
executed two men - both named Valentine - on Feb.
14, 269 in the midst of the persecutions perpetrated by Emperor Claudius II
One theory suggests Saint Valentine was a priest who served during the 3rd Century in Rome, who was executed for defying a decree from Emperor Claudius II
that outlawed any remaining single men from marrying as they were better soldiers than those who had already wed.
The Saint Valentinus was imprisoned and executed on February 14 for defying Emperor Claudius II
Run it back 900 years and you have one of the Valentines imprisoned under Roman emperor Claudius Gothicus (aka Claudius II
) for secretly marrying young soldiers.
An account from 1400s describes Valentine as a priest who was beheaded by Emperor Claudius II
for helping Christian couples wed.
But the popular account was that he was a priest who was arrested by Roman Emperor Claudius II
for marrying Christian couples who were at the time being persecuted.