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Mark (St. Mark the Apostle, Mark the Evangelist)

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Born: 0XX AD
Died: 074? AD.

Nationality: Israeli
Categories: Saint

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1st Century AD - He was born in the Pentapolis or Qairawan (Now Tunisia or Libya according to other sources) approximately 15 years after our Lord was born.

         - He witnessed the preaching of our Lord in Palestine as well as his passion.

         - He is the author of the earliest Gospel to be written (it was written in Greek).

48 AD - He was the founder of Christianity in Egypt or in Alexandria at least.


68 AD - He was martyred when pagans of Serapis (the Serapion-Abbis Greek Egyptian god ) tied him to a horse's tail and dragged him through the streets of Alexandria's district of Bokalia for two days until his body was torn to pieces.

       


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