David Lewis (Jesuit priest)

David Lewis, S.J. (1616 – 27 August 1679) was a Jesuit Catholic priest and martyr who was also known as Charles Baker. Lewis was canonized by Pope Paul VI in 1970 as one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales and is venerated as a saint in the Catholic Church. His feast day is celebrated on 27 August.[3]


David Lewis

David Lewis, engraving by Alexander Voet (1683)
Martyr, Priest, Tad y Tlodion
("Father of the Poor")[1]
Born1616
Abergavenny, Monmouthshire, Wales, Kingdom of England
Died27 August 1679(1679-08-27) (aged 62–63)
Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales
Venerated inCatholic Church
Beatified15 December 1929[2] by Pope Pius XI
Canonized25 October 1970[2], Vatican City, by Pope Paul VI
Feast27 August