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Other Names:
Apolline of Alexandria
Country:
Egypt
Date of Birth:
(unknown)
Date of Death:
249
Feast Day:
February 9

She voluntarily embraced death to preserve chastity and Christianity in her being.

from Wikipedia

Saint Apollonia was one of a group of virgin martyrs who suffered in Alexandria during a local uprising against the Christians prior to the persecution of Decius. According to legend, her torture included having all of her teeth violently pulled out or shattered. For this reason, she is popularly regarded as the patroness of dentistry and those suffering from toothache or other dental problems. French court painter Jehan Fouquet painted the scene of St. Apollonia's torture in The Martyrdom of St. Apollonia.[1]