Saint Corona the Martyr

[Saint Corona the Martyr]Also known as

  • Corona of Damascus



Teenaged wife of an Imperial Roman soldier stationed in Damascus, Syria. Cared for Saint Victor the Martyr when he was arrested for his faith. For this display of her own faith, she was arrested and martyred.


  • c.165 in Syria
  • an old, probably fictional, account has her tied to two palm trees and torn in half when they were allowed to spring back to their full height
  • relics transferred to Aachen, Germany c.1000 by Emperor Otto III



Additional Information

MLA Citation

  • “Saint Corona the Martyr“. 18 April 2014. Web. 26 November 2014. <>