Son of a Roman senator. Convert to Christianity. Missionary to Gaul with Saint Lucian of Beauvais. Quentin's preaching and example won many converts in Amiens. Arrested in 286 by Prefect Rictius Varus during the Maximian persecution.
tortured and beheaded in 287 at Augusta Veromanduorum, Gaul (now Saint-Quentin, France); body thrown in the river, but recovered and buried by his converts; tomb known as a site for miracles