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Death: 296


Gaius Dalmatian by birth, St. Gaius was elected to the bishopric of Rome in 283. Little is known about him, although legends claim he was related to the emperor and persecutor Diocletian. Gaius spent the last eight years of his papacy, which ended with his death in 296, in the catacombs. He was buried in the cemetary of Calixtus.


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