Alexander I was Pope from c. 107 to c. 115. St. Alexander was a Roman and is said to have been a student of Pliny the Younger. Little is known about Alexander, although legends say that he converted his jailer, St. Quirinus, and ... Read More
St. Irenaeus of Lyons, writing in the latter quarter of the second century, reckons him as the fifth pope in succession from the Apostles, though he says nothing of his martyrdom.
His pontificate is variously dated by critics, e.g. 106-115 (Duchesne) or 109-116 (Lightfoot). In Christian antiquity he was credited with a pontificate of about ten years ( Eusebius, Hist. Eccl. IV, i,) ... Read More