George was a Christian in the Roman army during the reign of Emperor Diocletian, one of the most violent persecutors of Christians in history! George spoke openly against Diocletian and was killed for it around the year 300. But many stories of George’s bravery lived on. There is even a legend that he once slayed a man-eating dragon! What we know for sure is that this brave soldier was willing to risk everything to defend his faith in Jesus.