In Ireland, probably in the fourth century, St. Declan, who evangelized the area around Ardmore in County Waterford.
In Russia, in 1015, Sts. Boris and Gleb. They were the sons of St. Vladimir (July 15). Their brother Svyatopolk had them killed. The Russian church honored them as martyrs because they refused to resort to violence when they were unjustly attacked.
In 1292, St. Kunegunda, Queen of Poland. She was the daughter of Margaret of Hungary (January 18). When she was to be married to Boleslaw, the future king of Poland, she asked for a salt mine as her dowry, since she knew it was something the people of Poland needed.
In 1446, in Ferrara, Blessed John of Tossignano, bishop. He studied law, then joined the Gesuati, a lay congregation dedicated to works of practical charity. He also translated parts of the Bible and writings of St. Gregory the Great (September 3) and St. Bernard (August 20) into Italian. He became bishop of Ferrara in 1431, and hosted the Council of Basel which met there in 1437-1439.
Our daily martyrology was written by Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB. Copyright © 2008 by the Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID 83338.