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Georg, Heiliger#

Georg, Saint, feast day April 23, d. about 305, martyr. According to legend an officer from Cappadocia. One of the 14 auxiliary saints; patron saint of farmers, blacksmiths, soldiers, boy scouts, live stock (horses) etc. Numerous place-names testify to his wide-spread patronage in Austria. Customs: Georgi.


O. Wimmer and H. Melzer, Lexikon der Namen und Heiligen, 61988.