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Bishop and Martyr
Born     130 Smyrna in Asia Minor (modern-day İzmir, Turkey)
Died     202 Lugdunum in Gaul (modern-day Lyons, France)
Honored in     
              Roman Catholic Church
              Eastern Orthodox Church
              Oriental Orthodox Church
              Lutheran Church
             Anglican Communion
Feast     June 28 (Roman Catholic Church, Anglican Communion); August 23 (Eastern Orthodox Church)
He was born Smyrna was Bishop of Lugdunum in Gaul, then a part of the Roman Empire (now Lyons, France). He was an early church father and apologist, and his writings were formative in the early development of Christian theology. He was a hearer of Polycarp, who in turn was a disciple of John the Evangelist.

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