George was a Christian soldier in the Roman army during the reign of Emperor Diocletian, who enacted violent persecutions of Christians. George professed his faith boldly and was killed for it around the year 300. Many stories of George's bravery lived on, including one popular medieval legend, which describes George slaying a man-eating dragon. The Crusaders brought devotion to Saint George to England, and he became the country's beloved patron.
Feast Day: April 23