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  • Saint George of Cappadocia (275 - 303)
    St. George on Wikipedia Saint George (c. 275/281 – 23 April 303 AD) was a Greek who became an officer in the Roman army. His father was the Greek Gerondios from Cappadocia Asia Minor and his m...
  • Saint Catherine of Alexandria (282 - d.)
    Little or nothing of the history of this St. Catherine is known. The Maronite scholar, Joseph Simon Assemani (1687-1768), first identified her with the royal and wealthy lady of Alexandria who, for ref...
  • Jean-Baptiste Baudreau, II (c.1715 - 1757)
    In the 1750s, Baudreau was imprisoned at the French prison on modern day Cat Island, Mississippi for charges of illegal salvaging wrecked ships. In 1757, soldiers stationed at the prison, staged a muti...
  • Johann Reinhold von Patkul (1660 - 1707)
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The breaking wheel, also known as the Catherine wheel (named for St. Catherine whom was to be executed in this fashion) or simply the wheel, was a torture device used for capital punishment in the Middle Ages and early modern times for public execution by bludgeoning to death. It was used during the Middle Ages and was still in use into the 19th century.