(Saints) (November 8) (4th century) Four Christians (whose names at first unknown, were later discovered to be Severus, Severianus, Carpophorus and Victorinus), scourged to death in Rome under Diocletian (A.D. 303). With their relics were enshrined those of five other Martyrs who appear to have suffered in the same persecution, probably in Pannonia (Hungary). These, Claudius, Nicostratus, Castor and Simplician, by name, were sculptors, or perhaps metalworkers. They had laid down their lives rather than work at the making of idols intended to be placed in a Pagan temple.
- Monks of Ramsgate. “Four Crowned Martyrs”. , 1921. Saints.SQPN.com. 5 May 2013. Web. 9 March 2014. <>