| Saint James the Greater
Saint James the Elder by Rembrandt
| Apostle and Martyr
|| Born::1st Century AD, Bethsaida, Galilee
|| Died::44 AD, Judea
| Venerated in
|| All Christianity
| Major shrine
|| Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, Galicia (Spain)
|| July 25 (Roman Catholicism)|
April 30 (Eastern Orthodoxy)
|| Scallop, traveller's hat
|| Spain, Galicia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Veterinarians, equestrians, furriers, tanners, pharmacists.
James, son of Zebedee (Hebrew: יעקב בן זבדי, Yaʻaqōḇ Ben Zaḇdī; Greek: Iάκωβος τὸν τοῦ Ζεβεδαίου, Iakōbos ton tou Zebedaiou) or James the Greater (d. Died::44 AD) was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ. He, and his brother John, were both called Boanerges, or the "Sons of Thunder" by Jesus (Mark 3:17) and he was the first of the Apostles to be martyred (Acts 12:1-2).