Meaning of Seven Champions in English:

Seven Champions


  • (With the) Saints George, Andrew, David, Patrick, Denis, James the Great, and Anthony of Padua, as the patron saints of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Spain, and Italy respectively, considered as heroic warriors and often depicted together in Christian literature, art, or folklore; more fully "Seven Champions of Christendom".

    The legends of the Seven Champions were first grouped together by Richard Johnson (1573–1659).


Late 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Johnson (fl. 1592–1622), writer.