Maximilian Kolbe

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Birthday
8, 1894
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Aug 14, 1941 (47)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
8, 1894
Birthplace
Poland
Death Date
Aug 14, 1941 (47)

About

Beatified by Pope Paul VI in 1971 and later canonized by Pope John Paul II, he heroically took the place of a stranger given a death sentence at the infamous Auschwitz concentration camp.

Before Fame

He claimed that the Virgin Mary appeared to him when he was a child and asked him if he was willing to become a martyr.

Trivia

He hid 2,000 Jewish people from the Nazis before being arrested in 1941.

Family Life

He was born in Zduńska Wola in the Kingdom of Poland.

Associated With

He died in Auschwitz, a concentration camp established by Adolf Hitler's Nazi regime.