Festus is a Latin word meaning "festive, festal, joyful, merry" and may refer to:
  • Festus, Missouri
    Festus, Missouri
    Festus is a city in Jefferson County, Missouri, United States. The population was 11,367 at the 2009 estimated census. Festus and its neighbor Crystal City are often collectively known as the "Twin Cities"; however, they are incorporated separately....

    , a town in the United States
  • Festus, a poem by the English poet Philip James Bailey
    Philip James Bailey
    Philip James Bailey , English poet, author of Festus, was born at Nottingham.- Life :His father, who himself published both prose and verse, owned and edited from 1845 to 1852 the Nottingham Mercury, one of the chief journals in his native town...

  • Drew Hankinson
    Drew Hankinson
    Andrew "Drew" Hankinson is an American professional wrestler. He was best known for his time with World Wrestling Entertainment , where he appeared under the ring names Festus and Luke Gallows...

    , professional wrestler
  • Sextus Pompeius Festus
    Sextus Pompeius Festus
    Sextus Pompeius Festus was a Roman grammarian, who probably flourished in the later 2nd century AD, perhaps at Narbo in Gaul.He made an epitome in 20 volumes of the encyclopedic treatise in many volumes De verborum significatu, of Verrius Flaccus, a celebrated grammarian who flourished in the...

    , a Roman grammarian
  • Porcius Festus
    Porcius Festus
    Porcius Festus was procurator of Judea from about AD 59 to 62, succeeding Antonius Felix. His exact time in office is not known. The earliest proposed date for the start of his term is c. A.D. 55-6, while the latest is A.D. 61. These extremes have not gained much support and most scholars opt...

    , a Roman governor of Judea from approximately 58 to 62 AD
  • Festus (historian)
    Festus (historian)
    Festus was a Late Roman historian whose breviary was commissioned by the emperor Valens in preparation for war against Persia....

    , a late Roman historian (and proconsul of Africa)
  • Proculus of Pozzuoli
    Proculus of Pozzuoli
    Saint Proculus of Pozzuoli was martyred around 305 AD, at the same time as Saint Januarius.He was martyred with:*Sossius or Sosius, deacon of Miseno *Festus, lector *Desiderius, lector *Acutius, layman *Eutyches , layman...

    , martyr and saint (d. 305 AD)
  • Festus Ezeli
    Festus Ezeli
    Festus Ezeli, in full Ifeanyi Festus Ezeli-Ndelue , is a Nigerian basketball player preparing to begin his senior season at Vanderbilt University...

     (born 1989), Nigerian basketball player
  • Festus Mogae
    Festus Mogae
    Festus Gontebanye Mogae is a Botswana politician who was President of Botswana from 1998 to 2008. He succeeded Quett Masire as President in 1998 and was reelected in October 2004; after ten years in office, he stepped down in 2008 and was succeeded by Lieutenant General Ian Khama...

     (born 1939), former President of Botswana
  • Festus Haggen
    Festus Haggen
    Festus Haggen was Marshal Matt Dillon's only official deputy on the CBS television series Gunsmoke. He came to Dodge City in an episode titled "Us Haggens" to avenge the death of his twin brother, Fergus. Played by Ken Curtis, he first appeared in 1962 and was showcased full-time from 1964 until 1975...

    , a character in the American radio and television program Gunsmoke
  • Festus Baise
    Festus Baise
    Festus Baise is a Nigerian professional football player. Baise plays as a centre back and is currently playing for Citizen.-Club: Citizen AA*Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield**Winner2010-11-Personal:*Hong Kong Senior Challenge Shield...

    , Nigerian professional football
    Football (soccer)
    Association football, more commonly known as football or soccer, is a sport played between two teams of eleven players with a spherical ball...

     who plays for Citizen AA
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