Men Who Died For Love In The Bible, History, Mythology, Literature And Folklore

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Men Who Died For Love In The Bible, History, Mythology, Literature And Folklore.

It’s the love month, and one can already feel all the love vibes wafting through the air as couples enjoy the blessing of love.

Love is a beautiful blessing. Without love the world would not be in existence. I strongly believe love holds the world together and without it, everything we know would come off the seams.

I wrote an article about Women Who Died For Love In History, Literature And Folklore. These courageous and brave women through the ages gave up their lives for the sake of love. For some it was love for family, men, husbands, lovers, work, beliefs, faith etc.

I’m following that article up with a post on Men who died for love. Contrary to popular media portrayal, men love deeply and many men have died for love too. Some of these men have laid down their lives for their faith, friends, their wives, lovers, women, work, beliefs etc. 

Of course I will start with the Greatest Man of All. The Man who laid down his life on an accursed cross for me, you and the whole world. The Man Jesus Christ who once said:

“No one has greater love than this, that someone would lay down his life for his friends.”

John 15:13

Apostles And Disciples Of Jesus In The Bible Killed Because They Refused To Denounce Their Love For Their Master And friend.

  • Philip
  • Matthew
  • Simon-Peter
  • Thomas
  • Bartholomew
  • Thaddaeus
  • Matthais
  • Apostle Paul
  • Simon the Zealot
  • Stephen The First Marty
  • Andrew brother of Peter
  • James the Greater, Son Of Zebedee
  • James the Lesser, Son of Alphaeus 

Other Bible Figures Who Died For Love

  • Samson
  • John The Baptist

Greek Mythological Figures Who Died For Love

Men Who Died For Love In Literature And Folklore

  • Romeo
  • Tristan
  • Paolo
  • Majnu
  • Pyramus

Men Who Died For Love In History

  • Mark Antony

Men Who Died For Love Of Their Beliefs And Faith WorldWide

  • Jan Hus
  • Saint Alban
  • Saint Valentine
  • Jacques Hamel
  • Thomas Becket
  • Thomas Cranmer
  • St. Thomas More
  • St. Jean Brebeauf
  • Dietrich Bonhoeffer
  •  St. Maximilian Kolbe
  • Abraham ben Abraham
  • Archbishop Janani Luwum
  • Jean-François de la Barre
  • Blessed Devasahayam Pillai
  • Francisco Maldonado da Silva
  • Jim Elliot and His Companions

Men Who Died For The Love Of Their Faith In Africa: Uganda Martyrs

  1. Achilleus Kiwanuka
  2. Adolphus Ludigo-Mukasa
  3. Ambrosius Kibuuka
  4. Anatoli Kiriggwajjo
  5. Andrew Kaggwa
  6. Antanansio Bazzekuketta
  7. Bruno Sserunkuuma
  8. Charles Lwanga
  9. Denis Ssebuggwawo Wasswa
  10. Gonzaga Gonza
  11. Gyavira Musoke
  12. James Buuzaabalyaawo
  13. John Maria Muzeeyi
  14. Joseph Mukasa
  15. Kizito
  16. Lukka Baanabakintu
  17. Matiya Mulumba
  18. Mbaga Tuzinde
  19. Mugagga Lubowa
  20. Mukasa Kiriwawanvu
  21. Nowa Mawaggali
  22. Ponsiano Ngondwe


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