St. Thomas More, was born February 7, 1478, in London, England and died July 6, 1535. He was canonized on May 19, 1935. His feast day is June 2. More was an English humanist and statesman, chancellor of England (1529-32), who was beheaded for refusing to accept King Henry VIII as head of the Church of England. He is recognized as a saint by the Roman Catholic Church.
He became a saint in 1935, 400 years after his execution.