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2015

Random things for which St George is actually a patron

Most of us know St George as the patron saint of England – but he’s also got links with other countries, animals and professions. The patron of a baffling range of things, from the plague to Ethiopia, St George is immortalised around the globe. Here’s a list of seemingly random things for which St George is a patron:

 

England and London

 

 

 

Sheep, shepherds and butchers

 

 

 

Corinthians, the Brazilian football team

 

 

 

Ethopia, Malta and Moscow

 

 

 

Lepers, leprosy and the plague

 

 

 

Georgia, Greece and the Netherlands

 

 

 

Serbia, Montenegro and Lithuania

 

 

 

Skin diseases, syphilis and herpes

 

 

 

Bulgaria, the Bulgarian Army and Lithuania

 

 

 

Soldiers, archers, knights and scouts

 

 

 

Bavaria, Freiburg, Heide and Haldern, Germany

 

 

 

Palestine, Palestinian Christians and Romani people

 

 

 

Field workers, farmers and husbandmen

 

 

 

Portugal, the Portuguese Army and the Portuguese Navy

 

 

 

Genoa, Ferrara, Reggio Calabria, Gozo, Modica and Sicily, Italy

 

 

 

Equestrians, horsemen, horses, riders and cavalry

 

 

 

Aragon and Catalonia, Spain

 

 

 

Armourers and saddle makers

 

 

 

Crusaders and Teutonic Knights

 

Crusaders Games

 

 

Constantinople, Cappadocia, Lod, Beirut and Lebanon

 

 

 

Slovenia, Piran, and Ptuj

 

 

 

Chivalry and the Order of the Garter

 

 

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