Alba, Martial a martyr, was a student in the University of Lausanne in 1560. He was a Frenchman, and was one of five who instructed others in the knowledge of the Lord. They went from Lausanne to Geneva, from there to Lyons, where, while sitting at the table of a friend, Alba was apprehended and led to prison, where he continued a year. He was learned and well exercised in the Scriptures. Alba was examined, and refuted his adversary in reasoning; but right was overcome by might, sentence was given, and he was burned in Lyons, his face first being smeared with fat and brimstone. See Fox, Acts and Monuments, 4, 409.