Hermit or monk from the eastern part of the Roman empire. He protested in Rome against gladiatorial combat, and was murdered by its supporters. His efforts moved the Christian emperor Honorius to ban the combats, and Telemachus is considered a martyr, saving many through his sacrificial death.
- stoned to death or cut to pieces (sources vary) on 1 January 391 or 404 (sources vary) in Rome, Italy
- “Saint Telemachus“. Saints.SQPN.com. 30 November 2014. Web. 28 January 2015. <>