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Januarius (Latin: Ianuarius; Italian: Gennaro), also known as Januarius I of Benevento, was Bishop of Benevento and is a Martyr and Saint of The Roman Catholic and The Eastern Orthodox Churches. While no contemporary sources on his life are preserved, later sources and legends claim that he died during The Great Persecution, which ended with Emperor Diocletian's retirement in 305 A.D.
Januarius is the Patron Saint of Naples, where The Faithful gather three times a year, in Naples Cathedral, to witness the liquefaction of what is claimed to be a sample of his blood, kept in a sealed glass ampoule.