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Feastday: October 3
Death: 404

Bishop of Bagae, Numidia, modern North Africa. He was appointed as bishop in the midst of the severe Donatist heresy which troubled Africa. Maximian resigned his see because the local Christians rebelled and won approval of his resignation by the Council of Milevis owing to the determined hostility of the heretics. This was insufficient for the heretics, who hurled him from a tower. Maximian managed to recover from this assault and went to Italy, where Emperor Honorius approved his labors.

 


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