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Justin Martyr

100 - 165

Justin Martyr was born c. 100 AD in Palestine and educated in Greek philosophies such as Stoicism and Platonism. He was converted to Christianity in 132, probably in Ephesus, and spent the remainder of his life travelling, teaching, and evangelising. He is considered one of the first ‘apologists’, leaving behind two apologetic addresses and one dialogue, setting forth Christian doctrine and defending Christians against charges of atheism, immorality, and sedition. The Roman state beheaded him on 1 June 165, along with six of his companions.