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Alban, Saint

Alban, Saint ôl´bən [key], 3d or 4th cent., traditionally the first British martyr. He lived and died at Verulamium, now St. Albans. In 793 an abbey was founded there in his honor. Feast: Roman Catholic Church, June 22 Church of England, June 17.

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