Amantius of Comois

Saint Amantius of Comois was the third bishop of Como. He was preceded by Felix of Como and Saint Provinus. He was succeeded by Saint Abundius. A legend, based Cantium, says he was born in Canterbury,and served as an imperial dignitary before becoming a bishop. He was a relative of Theodosius II through his mother. He is credited with building the original Basilica of Sant’Abbondio outside of the city walls of Como. The basilica was built to house several relics associated with Saint Peter and Saint Paul, which Amantius had brought from Rome.

He died April 8, 448.