St Boniface has been adopted as the patron saint of Devon.
Devon County Council voted in favour of the decision on Thursday.
St Boniface was born in Crediton and studied at the monastery in Exeter.
He later travelled to Europe as a missionary and was made Bishop of all Germany East of the Rhine by Pope Gregory in 722AD. Later he was martyred in 754AD at Dokkum in the Netherlands and buried at Fulda in Germany.
St Boniface Day is 5 June.
The Boniface Link Association has been campaigning to have him officially made the county's patron saint.