Edmund Campion, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death

    

Edmund Campion

English Jesuit priest, martyr and saint

Date of Birth: 24-Jan-1540

Place of Birth: London

Date of Death: 01-Dec-1581

Profession: Catholic priest, Jesuit

Nationality: United Kingdom

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius


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About Edmund Campion

  • Saint Edmund Campion, S.J., (24 January 1540 – 1 December 1581) was an English Catholic Jesuit priest and martyr.
  • While conducting an underground ministry in officially Anglican England, Campion was arrested by priest hunters.
  • Convicted of high treason, he was hanged, drawn and quartered at Tyburn.
  • Campion was beatified by Pope Leo XIII in 1886 and canonised in 1970 by Saint Paul VI as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales.
  • His feast is celebrated on 1 December.

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