St. Magnus of Orkney Biography
St. Magnus of Orkney Profile. Born: 1075 AD in United Kingdom, Europe. Worked in Orkney Islands, Scotland. Died: 1115 in Egilsay Island, Scotland. Feast Day is celebrated on April 16.
St. Magnus of Orkney Biography, Feast Day, Date of Birth, Country of Birth, Profession, Place of Work, Date of Death, Place of Death, Beatification Date, Canonization Date
|Date of Birth||1075 AD|
|Country of Birth||United Kingdom of Europe|
|Matrimony/Holy Orders||Saints who were Not Married|
|Place of Work||Orkney Islands, Scotland|
|Date of Death||1115|
|Place of Death||Egilsay Island, Scotland|
|Feast Day||April 16|
|Beatification||Beatified by N/A|
|Canonization||Canonized by N/A|
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Saint Magnus was the first son of Erlend Thorfinnsson, Earl of Orkney and Thora the daughter of Sumarlidi Ospaksson. He had a brother named Erling, and two sisters Gunnhild and Cecilia. He was related to King Olav II and King Harald II of Norway.
St. Magnus of Orkney life
He was raised as a pagan and lived as a pirate. St. Magnus Convert to Christianity. Saint Magnus became unpopular among royal court when he refused to fight Christians.
St. Magnus of Orkney Death
Saint Magnus was struck in the head with an axe on April 16, 1115, at Egilsay Island. His feast day is on April 16.