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Was George St of England REALLY English ?

Asked by sandystrachan (4387points) April 26th, 2009

You know how St’s of places, are not really from the place they are from. And why do people have to celebrate on one day there patriotism ? (if that would be the word to use )

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Lightlyseared's avatar

No he was a roman soldier. He is also the patron saint of Aragon, Catalonia, Ethiopia, Georgia, Greece, Lithuania, Palestine, Portugal, and Russia, as well as the cities of Amersfoort, Beirut, Bteghrine, Cáceres (Spain), Ferrara, Freiburg, Genoa, Ljubljana, Gozo, Pomorie, Qormi, Lod, and Moscow

Jack79's avatar

And he killed a dragon! :)

yes he was Roman

laureth's avatar

I suspect that George’s “dragon” might have been kin to Patrick’s “snakes.”

gailcalled's avatar

Attribution for Lightlyseared’s quip; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_George

(And how can you not be from the place that you are from?)

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