[[The term martyr (Greek μάρτυς martyrs "witness") is most commonly used today to describe an individual who sacrifices their life (or personal freedom) in order to further a cause or belief for many.|The term martyr (Greek μάρτυς martyrs "witness") is most commonly used today to describe an individual who sacrifices their life (or personal freedom) in order to further a cause or belief for many.]]

Saint Sebastian, an iconic image of martyrdom.
Saint Sebastian, an iconic image of martyrdom.

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Saint Sebastian is considered a martyr because he was killed by the Roman emperor Diocletian who was involved with the persecution of Christians.


A martyr is a person that makes great sacrifice or suffers much(which can include a death) in order to further a belief, cause, or principle. Another example of a martyr, and probably the most known one, is Jesus Christ.
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In the book Persepolis, there were many people who were considered martyr's that had been killed due to the fact that they died fighting for what they believed in.



king.jpg He was a man who died for his own political beliefs. Who tried to make black people with equal rights like white people, so they would n' be treated badly.
Martin Luther's Biography

A martyr is a person who dies for something the believe in. Many people die because of what they believe in such as for their rights or just what they believe is right to them. For example Martin Luther King Jr. died for what he believed in which makes him a martyr. martin-luther-king2.jpg

A martyr is someone who dies in something they really have a strong feeling for and believing in it.
An example of a martyr would be Jesus Christ.
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A martyr is basically someone that suffers because of their religion. they are taking a punishment with different costs for sticking up for their religoin or refusing to do something because it contradicts their religious beliefs.
external image jesus.jpgJesus is a Martyr because he sacrificed his life for religious beliefs.



Martyr

A martyr is somone that dies for what they believe in. A cause that were fighting for. Can also be known as heros. People that are under this adjective are such Martin Luther King Jr. Also Jesus. Jesus died for the signs that people commideted. He wanted to save the people from hell. Martin believed is African American rights and was shot because of that. In the Iranian revolution people who died were called martyr's because they died for protesting.
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