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Saint Barbara

early Christian saint and martyr, from Nicomedia

Saint Barbara

Birth date=third century (?)
Death date=c. 306 (?)
Feast day=4 December
Venerated in=Roman Catholic Church, Eastern Orthodox Church, Oriental Orthodoxy
Birth place=Nicomedia (in one version of her legend)
Death place=en:Nicomedia (in one version of her legend)
Titles=Virgin and Martyr
Attributes=Three-windowed tower, palm, chalice, lightning, a crown of martyrdom
Patronage=Artillery gunners, masons, mathematicians, miners, military engineers, stonecutters, against lightning, anyone who works at risk of sudden and violent death