Chosen 74th pope in 649 without imperial approval. Conducted the Lateran Council which condemned the patriach of Constantinople for Monothelitism, which claimed that Christ had no human will. This put him in opposition to the emperor who had him arrested and tortured. Paul, Patriarch of Constantinople, repented of his stance which saved Martin from execution, but the pope died soon after from damage done during his imprisonment, and is considered a martyr, the last martyred pope.
- Pope holding money
- Pope with geese around him (possible confusion by artist with Martin of Tours)
- Pope in a prison cell
- “Pope Saint Martin I“. Saints.SQPN.com. 2 December 2014. Web. 28 January 2015. <>