|Born||7 January 1894, Zdunska Wola, Poland|
|Died||14 August 1941, Auschwitz|
|Venerated in||Roman Catholicism|
|Beatified||17 October 1971 by Pope Paul VI|
|Canonized||10 October 1982 by Pope John Paul II|
|Patronage||drug addicts, political prisoners, families, journalists, prisoners, pro-life movement|
Maximilian Maria Kolbe (1894-1941) is a Catholic saint. He was a Polish Franciscan who worked in Poland and Nagasaki, Japan. He died in Auschwitz because he wanted to save another prisoner. Maximilian saved the life of that prisoner. Maximilian is remembered on August 14, the date of his death. The first-class relics of St Maximilian Kolbe are preserved and distributed by the friary of Niepokalanów, establish by St Maximilian in Poland.