This Day In History - St. Valentine Beheaded 278

St. Valentine Beheaded 278

Sunday, February 14, 2021

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Event Description

Although there are several narratives of the life of st. Valentine it is likely he was a Christian priest who married couples at a time when it was disapproved of by the emperor Claudius II.

Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to performmarriages for young lovers in secret.

When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death.

St. Valentine is said to have left a letter to a friend before his death and signed it "From Your Valentine".