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He was martyred in Africa with a number of companions, but nothing more is known about him.

Valentine refused and tried to convert Claudius to Christianity instead. Before his execution, he is reported to have performed a miracle by healing Julia, the blind daughter of his jailer Asterius.

The jailer's daughter and his forty-six member household (family members and servants) came to believe in Jesus and were baptized.

It states that Saint Valentine was persecuted as a Christian and interrogated by Roman Emperor Claudius II in person.

Claudius was impressed by Valentine and had a discussion with him, attempting to get him to convert to Roman paganism in order to save his life.

In Europe, Saint Valentine's Keys are given to lovers "as a romantic symbol and an invitation to unlock the giver’s heart", as well as to children, in order to ward off epilepsy (called Saint Valentine's Malady).

Many parts of the Eastern Orthodox Church also celebrate Saint Valentine's Day, albeit on July 6 and July 30, the former date in honor of the Roman presbyter Saint Valentine, and the latter date in honor of Hieromartyr Valentine, the Bishop of Interamna (modern Terni).

He is buried on the Via Flaminia, but in a different location from Valentine of Rome.

His relics are at the Basilica of Saint Valentine in Terni (Basilica di San Valentino). Oruch states that "abstracts of the acts of the two saints were in nearly every church and monastery of Europe." The Catholic Encyclopedia also speaks of a third saint named Valentine who was mentioned in early martyrologies under date of February 14.

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Valentine of Rome was a priest in Rome who was martyred in 269 and was added to the calendar of saints by Pope Galesius in 496 and was buried on the Via Flaminia.

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