The Blessed Francis Taylor
(Irish: Proinnsias Táiliúr)
Swords, County Dublin, Kingdom of Ireland
|Died||29 January 1621|
Dublin Castle, Dublin, Kingdom of Ireland
|Venerated in||Roman Catholic Church|
|Beatified||27 September 1992, Vatican City by Pope John Paul II|
|Major shrine||St. Mary's Pro-Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland|
Francis Taylor (Irish: Proinnsias Táiliúr; Beannaithe, Swords, c. 1550 – Dublin, 29 January 1621) was a Mayor of Dublin, Ireland, who was incarcerated because of his Catholicism. He has been declared a martyr for his faith and beatified by the Catholic Church.
Born in Swords, County Dublin, Taylor moved to the City of Dublin and married the daughter of a prominent family, being the granddaughter of a Lord Mayor of Dublin. He himself was elected Dublin's mayor in 1595. Taylor was imprisoned for his Catholic faith in 1613, and died there on 29 January 1621, after seven years of refusing to accept his freedom by giving up his religion.
- "Creazione di ventuno nuovi beati". Vatican News Service.