Third-century imperial Roman soldier and Christian. Military tribune under the command of Tiberius. In Rome, Italy he was ordered to make a sacrifice to the pagan god Jupiter; he refused. Being of high rank, he was taken before Emperor Maximian Herculeus; there he proclaimed his faith. Tortured and sentenced to hard labour at a series of prisons before being executed. Martyr.
- beheaded in Drizipara, Thrace (modern Büyük Karistiran, Turkey)
- body thrown into the nearby river, but was pulled out by four dogs, and local gave Alexander a Christian burial
- “Saint Alexander of Drizipara“. Saints.SQPN.com. 26 March 2013. Web. 30 July 2014. <>