Daniel the Stylite
Daniel the Stylite was born near Samosata about A.D.4410, and died near Constantinople about 490. He entered a monastery at twelve, and determined in middle life to imitate Simeon the Stylite (q.v.). In 461 he fixed himself on a pillar on the height called Anapla, near Constantinople, and exposed himself there day and night. It is said that he had the gift of prophecy, and was at last escorted to heaven by the angels! He is celebrated as a saint in the Greek and Roman churches, Dec. 11. — Butler, Lives of the Saints, Dec. 11.