789 in history

Died in 789

Feb 20 Saint Leo of Catania the fifteenth bishop of Catania, famed also for his love and care toward the poor. His feast day occurs on February 20, the day of his death in which he is venerated as a Saint both by Roman Catholics and by the Orthodox Church. He lived in the lapse of time between the reigns of the Emperors Justinian II and Constantine He struggled especially against the paganism and sorcery still prevalent in the Byzantine Sicily
Nov 8 Willehad a Christian missionary and the Bishop of Bremen from 787.