Basic Information
Name

Caesarius of Nazianzus

Feast Day

February 25

Short Bio

A young and competent medical physician, Caesarius was the younger brother of Gregory of Nazianzus, and served various emperors in Constantinople, including Julian the Apostate. Unlike his religous brother, Caesarius was more comfortable with life at court and the politics of empire, although he remained vigilant against the loss of his Christian faith. He was nominated Quaestor for Bithnya, an extremely wealthy position. Narrowly avoiding the Nicean earthquake, he was struck by the ensuing plague and died shortly after receiving Baptism.

Born

330 AD

Died

368 AD / 369 AD

Patron of

bachelors

Resources
Personal
Born in

Caesarea, Cappadocia

Lived in

Caesarea, Cappadocia (Turkey)

Gender

Male

Form of Passing

Natural Causes

Roles

Doctor/Medical Physician

Century

4th Century

Family & Relationships
Siblings

Gregory of Nazianzus (Nazianzen) and St. Grogornia

Family Members

Father: St. Gregory of Nazianzus (Nazianzen), the Elder
Mother: St. Nonna

Details & Interests
Name Variations

Caesarius of Nazianzen

Canonization Status
Canonization

Pre-Congregation Canonization

Credits
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