San Rocco helping victims of the plague.

San Rocco helping victims of the plague. Bas Relief from the Chiesa di San Rocco, whose façade dates from eighteenth century.

According to the Lonely Planet Guide to Venice, St. Roch "was born in 1295 in Montpellier, France, and at the age of 20 began wandering through Italy and Southern France helping plague victims. He died in 1327 and a cult soon grew around him. His body was transferred to Venice in 1485" (132).

Photograph by George P. Landow (October 2000) [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.]

Created October 2000

Last modified 24 August 2016