- A Roman soldier during the reign of Diocletian who converted to Christianity and miraculously cured several individuals, including the deaf-mute Zoé and the prefect Chromatius who suffered from gout. He was shot with arrows and left for dead for professing his faith, his martyrdom depicted by Antonello da Messina in 1476-1477 (Dresden, Gemäldegalerie). St. Irene nursed him back to health, which is the scene George de La Tour presented in 1650 (Paris, Louvre), but, when Sebastian denounced the emperor for the cruelty he directed at Christians, he was beaten to death and his body thrown into the Cloaca Maxima, the main sewer line in Rome. His beating is the subject of Albrecht Altdorfer's painting for the Monastery of Sankt-Florian (1515), and the disposal of his body was rendered by Ludovico Carracci in c. 1613 (St. Sebastian Thrown into the Cloaca Maxima; Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum). St. Sebastian is the patron saint of archers and soldiers. Because of the cures he effected, and the fact that St. Irene nursed him back to health, he is usually invoked during illness and the plague.
Historical dictionary of Renaissance art. Lilian H. Zirpolo. 2008.
Look at other dictionaries:
Sebastian, Saint — • Article on this Roman martyr of the late third or early fourth century Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 … Catholic encyclopedia
Sebastian, Saint — died с 288, Rome; feast day January 20 Christian martyr who died during the persecutions of Diocletian. According to legend, he was born in Gaul and went to Rome to serve in the army. When officials learned that he was a Christian seeking… … Universalium
Saint-Sebastien (Espagne) — Saint Sébastien (Espagne) Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saint Sébastien et San Sebastián. Saint Sébastien … Wikipédia en Français
Saint Sébastien (Espagne) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saint Sébastien et San Sebastián. Saint Sébastien … Wikipédia en Français
Sebastian (Begriffsklärung) — Sebastian bezeichnet: Sebastian, Vor und Familienname Sebastian (2010), US amerikanischer Thriller von Gregori J. Martin Sebastian ist der Name folgender Orte: Sebastian County in Arkansas, USA Sebastian (Florida) in Florida, USA Sebastian… … Deutsch Wikipedia
Saint Sebastian — This article is about the Christian saint and martyr. For the United States Navy ship, see USS St. Sebastian (SP 470). Saint Sebastian Painting by Il Sodoma, c. 1525., depicting St. Sebastian and the arrows. Martyr … Wikipedia
Saint-Sébastien (Espagne) — Pour les articles homonymes, voir Saint Sébastien et San Sebastián. Saint Sébastien … Wikipédia en Français
Sebastian — /si bas cheuhn/, n. 1. Saint, died A.D. 288?, Roman martyr. 2. a male given name. * * * (as used in expressions) Bach Johann Sebastian Brant Sebastian Cabot Sebastian Coe Sebastian Newbold Kresge Sebastian Spering Sebastian Saint * * * ▪ king of… … Universalium
Saint patron — Liste de saints patrons Un saint patron est le saint protecteur d un groupe particulier. Il peut s agir d une localité, d une région ou d un pays, ou encore d une corporation ou d une profession. Ce type de vénération est principalement partagé… … Wikipédia en Français
Saint — 1347 80, Italian ascetic and mystic. died A.D. 731, pope 715 731. died A.D. 741, pope 731 741. died A.D. 352, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 337 352. died A.D. 683, Sicilian ecclesiastic: pope 682 683. died A.D. 855, Italian ecclesiastic: pope 847… … Universalium