Saint Valentine, officially Saint Valentine of Rome, was a widely recognized 3rd-century Roman saint, commemorated in Christianity on February 14. Since the Middle Ages he is associated with a tradition of courtly love. In French it is La Saint-Valentin, and is almost as widely celebrated as it is in the UK.
The story goes that Valentine was a Roman priest during the reign of Claudis II, a time when Christianity was abolished. Valentine was caught secretly marrying Christian couples, and was martyred. Thenceforth he became the symbol of love.
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