→177-180 (4th) Persecutions of Christians under Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180)
====177-180 (4th) Persecutions of Christians under Emperor Marcus Aurelius (161-180)====
*177 Pothinus, Bp. of Lyons, Blandina, Ponticus at others martyr in Lyons dying in the "odor of sanctity".
180 '''[[ Paraskevi|Paraskevi the Parthenomartyr]]'' ', [[July 26]]; Protomartyr [[Dyfan of Merthyr]] of the British Isles, [[May 14]]; The twelve [[Scillitan Martyrs]] <ref>The account of Scillitan Martyrs is based on trial records, though it has been embellished with miraculous and apocryphal material.</ref> executed in Scillium of North Africa the earliest documented martyrdom of the [[Church of Africa]], [[July 17]]; ''Marcus Aurelius dies of plague'' .
*190 Melito, Bp. of Sardis dies.
*193 [[Dionysius of Vienne]], 6th Bp. of Vienne, France, d. [[May 8]].