Justina (d. 64)

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Justina (d. 64)

Saint and patron of Padua. Name variations: Justina of Lombardy. Died around 64 ce; her martyrdom is placed by most under the reign of Nero (54–68 ce).

Justina is said to have been a native of Padua and to have suffered martyrdom in that city in 64 ce, during the reign of Nero. Her supposed relics, said to have been recovered in 1177, are preserved at Padua in a church which bears her name. Known as a patron of Padua and, with St. Mark the Evangelist, of Venice, Justina is commemorated by the Roman Catholic Church on October 7.